Hamilton Health Sciences holds strong as a top Canadian research hospital
HAMILTON, ON – Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has once again been named among the top four research hospitals in Canada.
HHS ranked fourth in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2020 by Research Infosource Inc., an independent, leading source of ranking information on Canadian research hospitals, universities, colleges and corporations.
Each year, it releases results on the top 40 research hospitals in the country, based on total research spending.
“HHS has been holding strong in the top four for the past eight years,” says Dr. Ted Scott, vice president of research and chief innovation officer for HHS. “This ranking further establishes HHS as a leader in health research investment nationally and internationally.”
HHS also ranked in the top half of large hospital systems for researcher intensity, placing ninth. This category represents HHS researchers’ ability to attract a high level of investment. When looking at investment intensity as a percentage of total hospital spending, HHS ranks third.
“HHS is conducting groundbreaking research across the hospital system,” says Scott. “We strive to improve our rankings in this category as we continue to attract more and more investment in cutting-edge research.”
Not only did HHS researchers have many discoveries in the 2020 fiscal year, but its largest research institute, Population Health Research Institute, celebrated its 20th anniversary. The following are just a few findings:
- ‘Silent’ strokes are common after surgery
- Diabetes drug reduces heart and kidney problems
- One in five children have a mental health disorder
- Significant benefits for surgery within six hours of hip fracture
Canada’s leading research hospitals, hospital networks and health authorities spent a total of $3.06 billion on research in Fiscal 2020, a 5.8 per cent jump over the previous year, according to Research Infosource Inc. Among the Top 40 Research Hospitals, twelve saw a drop in their research spending, compared to nine the previous year. At the same time, the number of professionals joining the ranks of health researchers rose 3.6 per cent.
Toronto’s University Health Network was the top research spender with $490.0 million of research spending, followed by Hospital for Sick Children ($282.0 million), McGill University Health Centre ($206.1 million), Hamilton Health Sciences ($171.1 million) and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ($164.7 million).
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