Historically a place for the sick and dying, hospitals have the capacity to educate and promote health and wellness. Many of the following modern hospital facilities provide educational programs such as cooking classes and driver education in an attempt to advance healthy living. These hospitals were selected for this list for their architectural beauty and creativity, their desire to improve energy efficiency and endurance, as well as their first-class care centers. A number of these facilities house meditation areas and gardens onsite, a further attempt to soothe and heal through the creation of a peaceful and compassionate atmosphere.