Hamilton hospitals included among Top 10 research centres in Canada


Published January 11, 2024 at 6:06 pm

David Braley Research Institute
The David Braley Research Institute at the HHS Hamilton General Hospital campus.

Hamiltons Health Sciences (HHS) has been ranked among the top ten research hospitals in the country for the 13th year running.

The rankings, released Jan. 8, come courtesy of Research Infosource Inc., considered the “gold standard” analyst for Canadian universities, college hospitals and corporations. In it, HHS came in as the eighth-best research hospital in Canada and fifth in Ontario. The top ten rankings are as follows;

  1. University Health Network in Toronto
  2. Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto
  3. McGill University Health Centre in Montreal
  4. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
  5. Provincial Health Services Authority in British Columbia
  6. Ottawa Hospital
  7. London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph’s Health Care London
  8. Hamilton Health Sciences
  9. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto
  10. CHU de Québec – Université Laval

This year’s ranking represents a one-ranking fall for HHS as London Health jumped up from ninth place last year.

“The list is determined by the total research spend by an institute, with investments coming primarily from philanthropy, government and industry, and supporting the innovative research activities at each organization,” HHS wrote.

This is the 13th year in a row HHS has hit the top 10. They’ve ranked there every year since 2011. “HHS has consistently been ranked in the top 10, confirming that we’re a longtime leader in health research investment nationally and internationally,” says Dr. Marc Jeschke, vice president of research and chief scientific officer for HHS.

“Ontario research hospitals play a tremendous role in driving health-care innovation in Canada,” says  Anthony Dale, president and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).

“The OHA is proud of Ontario’s research hospitals for their contributions in improving health-care delivery and health outcomes,” says Dale. “Moving forward, the OHA and its member hospitals will continue to play a leadership role in re-engineering hospital-based care so that scientific, technological and clinical breakthroughs are adopted.”

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