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Hamilton Health Sciences has once again been named a top 10 research hospital in Canada, thanks to patients like Mackenzie Weber who took part in a clinical trial testing a new blood thinner for children. Our hospital is a world leader in advancing and creating new knowledge through research activities that span the full spectrum of human health from neo-natal to older adults.
January 8, 2024

HHS once again named Top 10 research hospital in Canada

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) has once again been named a top 10 research hospital in Canada.

Research Infosource Inc. — an independent leading analyst of Canadian hospitals, universities, colleges and corporations — recently released its list of Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals for 2023, with HHS ranking eighth nationally and fifth provincially.

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Dr. Marc Jeschke, VP of research and chief scientific officer for HHS.

This annual list is considered the gold standard by research hospitals.

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. Rankings are a reminder of the vital role hospitals play in driving health-care innovation and improving health-care outcomes across the country.

Top 10 for over a decade

Research Infosource’s website lists its annual rankings going back to 2011, with HHS making the top 10 every year.

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The David Braley Research Institute, located at the HHS Hamilton General Hospital campus, houses many of HHS’ top researchers.

“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.

“We predict even greater success with our new, soon-to-be-released strategic plan that will guide our next five years of leading-edge research with a focus on increased collaboration among our research community.”

Top 5 in Ontario

Over half of hospitals in the 2023 top 40 list are from Ontario, with HHS ranking fifth provincially.

“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.”

This ranking is based on the 2022 fiscal year, from April 2021 to March 2022. Below are a sample of HHS research stories from that time period: