Hamilton’s McMaster Children’s Hospital named one of top pediatric hospitals in the world

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Published October 7, 2021 at 12:05 pm

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) was ranked in Newsweek's top 100 pediatric hospitals list.

Hamilton is home to one of the best children’s hospitals in the world.

McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) was ranked in Newsweek’s top 100 pediatric hospitals list. Mac Children’s ranked 48th in the world, fourth 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. It’s home to one of Canada’s most advanced neonatal intensive care units and offers a range of programs and clinics with 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-plus 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 remembered as the visionary and driving force behind the creation of what is now known as MCH and the adjacent Ronald McDonald House.

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.

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