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October 7, 2021

McMaster Children’s Hospital ranked one of the best in the world

HAMILTON, ON – Children in Hamilton and the surrounding region have access to one of the best pediatric hospitals in the world. Newsweek recently ranked McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) within their top 100 pediatric hospitals list – fifth in Canada, and second in Ontario behind Toronto’s SickKids, which was ranked number one in the world.

“We’re incredibly proud, humbled and honoured to be recognized on this distinguished list of elite pediatric health centres,” says Bruce Squires, President of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), and VP of Women’s and Children’s Health at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS). “This acknowledgement is a direct reflection of the talented, compassionate and expert teams across McMaster Children’s Hospital who work tirelessly to provide the highest-quality patient and family-centred care to our community every day. MCH has a long history of providing the most innovative, specialized and comprehensive care for critically ill children, youth and mothers, and we’re privileged to continue carrying this legacy forward.”

MCH has been providing care to children from across the region since 1988. Here, patients ranging in age from infancy to 17 receive care through a family-centred approach that accounts for the child’s emotional, mental and physical well-being.

The hospital is home to the fastest-growing kids-only emergency department in Ontario, one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units, and a range of programs and clinics with unique expertise in a number of areas including children’s cancer, digestive diseases, and mental health.

“McMaster Children’s Hospital is much more than a building – it’s our people and the care they deliver, together with innovative practices and leading edge technology that makes it such a unique and important place to care for our children,” says Rob MacIsaac, CEO of HHS. “In our 30+ year history, we have been continuously developing our programs and services to serve the needs of youth in our communities. It’s so wonderful to have the hospital recognized in this way.”

The honour was announced the same week as the passing of Dr. Peter Dent, who is arguably best remembered as the visionary and driving force behind the creation of what is now known as MCH and the adjacent Ronald McDonald House. His legacy lives on through the work being completed at MCH, and this recognition also belongs to him. More information on the passing of Dr. Peter Dent can be found at

In partnership with global research firm Statista, Newsweek invited more than 40,000 medical professionals from more than 20 countries to recommend hospitals based on their level of expertise in a given medical subspecialty. Experts from all over the world were also able to participate via an online survey, with data collected between June to August 2021. Learn more about the 2022 World’s Best Specialized Hospitals list.

For more information on McMaster Children’s Hospital and the services provided, please visit

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Wendy Stewart
Communications & Public Affairs
Hamilton Health Sciences