Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joe’s make annual list of top researchers in Canada


Published January 19, 2022 at 2:27 pm

Two Hamilton health care providers made the annual list of Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada.

Two Hamilton health care providers made the annual list of Top 40 Research Hospitals in Canada.

The list was released Wednesday (Jan. 19) and included both Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

Among the 40 hospitals on the list, 19 were located in Ontario.

Ontario hospitals are powerful engines of innovation and discovery with world-class scientific talent,” said Anthony Dale, President and CEO of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). “The OHA and its membership congratulates the 19 hospitals that have been recognized for 2021 and applauds these organizations for the significant contributions made over the past year to health research in Canada.”

Hamilton Health Sciences was ranked 4th in the country for the second straight year. It spent $171,115 on research in 2020, which accounted for 10.7 per cent of its total spending.

St. Joe’s came in at 26 — up one spot from 2019. It spent $26,870 on research, which was 4.3 per cent of its total expenditures.

“Over the past two years, the expertise and dedication of researchers, clinician-scientists and teams from Ontario’s hospitals have resulted in remarkable breakthroughs in the fight against COVID-19,” Dale said. “The race to save lives and recover our economies rests on science and the continued contributions from Ontario’s hospitals to the global research and innovation ecosystem.”

The following Ontario hospitals were included in the 2021 top 40 rankings:

  • University Health Network
  • Hospital for Sick Children
  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • The Ottawa Hospital
  • London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph’s Health Care London
  • Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Sinai Health
  • Unity Health Toronto
  • Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Baycrest
  • St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Kingston Health Sciences Centre
  • Women’s College Hospital
  • The Royal
  • Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Bruyère
  • Hôpital Montfort
  • Health Sciences North

The full list is available online.

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