Mississauga’s hospitals are among Canada’s tops in research for first time ever


Published January 31, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Mississauga’s hospitals have taken a huge step forward when it comes to medical research, and for the first time ever they’ve received the official recognition to back that up.

Trillium Health Partners (THP), which operates Mississauga and Credit Valley hospitals in addition to the Queensway Health Centre in Etobicoke, was recognized this week for the first time as one of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals.

In terms of research funding growth, THP ranks in the top five.

Research Infosource Inc. ranks the top research hospitals across Canada each year by looking at the total research spending, number of researchers, research intensity and overall spending.

THP’s research and innovation engine, the Institute for Better Health (IBH), now joins the list alongside top research institutions from across the country.

In 2022, the IBH received $11.4 million in research and innovation funding, submitted 33 competitive funding applications with a success rate of 54 per cent (more than double the national average), led 63 projects, published 165 publications and gave more than 200 presentations locally, nationally and internationally.

“At IBH, we are committed to shaping a healthier tomorrow using a learning health systems approach to integrate data and experiences with evidence to continuously inform the health of the population and an equitable approach to care to meet the growing needs of our community,” said IBH chief scientist Dr. Robert Reid, also senior vice-president of science at THP.

“As one of the top five hospitals in research funding growth, we look forward to continuing to invest in the brightest minds and tackling the system’s most challenging issues through research and innovation to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community.”

THP officials say the IBH is a core enabler of their “mission of a new kind of health care for a healthier community through the application of scientific expertise, innovative thinking and partnerships.”

They add that through research and innovation in key areas including population health, patient and family-centred care, implementation and evaluation science, and new models of care, the IBH is building capacity to grow and share new knowledge that can be applied in the community.

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