Why Choose Hamilton Health Sciences?

Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of six unique hospitals, an urgent care centre and a cancer centre, offering a complete range of acute and specialized health care services. Hamilton Health Sciences prides itself on helping people of all ages access the care they need when they need it most.

It is really the people who work at our hospitals that make us exceptional. Hamilton Health Sciences employs nearly 10,000 people who share a commitment to our values of respect, caring, accountability and innovation, and take pride in caring for the many patients and families who rely on us.

The breadth and scope of services offered by HHS, in combination with the hospital's focus on academics and research, make it an employer of choice for many people. Hamilton Health Sciences offers a diverse environment where health care providers can be part of a health care team focused on providing the best possible care to patients and their families. Non-medical professionals enjoy bringing their varied talents and skills to a field where priorities are driven by care.


Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit organization that uses evidence-based standards and a rigorous peer review process to foster and provide feedback on quality improvements with a strong focus on patient safety.

Hamilton Health Sciences has received top ranking from Accreditation Canada following its 2011 review, becoming one of the first hospitals in the country to be placed in the "Accreditation with Exemplary Standing" category.. This is the highest ranking now conferred by Accreditation Canada under a new rating system it instituted on January 1, 2012. "We are proud of this ranking and what it says about the commitment of our staff and physicians to improving the standard of care we deliver," says Murray Martin, President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences. "The accreditation process is an important tool that we use to measure our performance compared to other hospitals, and it's great to see that we rank amongst the best in Canada."

Our Mission

To provide excellent health care for the people and communities we serve and to advance health care through education and research.

Our Vision

The Best Care for All

Our Values

  • Respect: We will treat every person with dignity and courtesy.
  • Caring: We will act with concern for the well being of every person.
  • Innovation: We will be creative and open to new ideas and opportunities.
  • Accountability: We will create value and accept responsibility for our activities.

Our Strategic Goals

  1. To provide an excellent patient experience for all.
  2. To be world leaders in moving evidence into practice to deliver the best patient care.
  3. To be leaders in driving change to achieve a seamless health care system.
  4. To be a leader in attracting and stewarding resources to advance our mission.
  5. To be the organization of choice for talented people