These Ontario hospitals considered the best in Canada: Report


Published February 29, 2024 at 1:29 pm

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If you or a loved one are sick or injured, you want the best care possible and despite ongoing challenges to Canada’s health care system, a newly-released ranking shows that some of the best hospitals in the country are in Ontario. 

Newsweek’s annual The World’s Best Hospitals ranking is out for 2024 and 10 Canadian hospitals made the top 250 list. 

The 10 hospitals on the list include Toronto General (#3), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (#30), Mount Sinai Hospital (#32), North York General Hospital (#47), Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (#87), Jewish General Hospital (#127), St. Michael’s Hospital (#128), Vancouver General Hospital (#145) and Toronto Western (#249). 

The series, created in partnership with Statista, began in March 2019. 

Newsweek says that this year, the list includes data on 2,400 hospitals across 30 countries, with Chile and Malaysia added for the first time. 

The list also includes hospitals in the U.S., most of Western Europe and Scandinavia, as well as 10 Asian countries, Australia and countries elsewhere in the Americas.

Newsweek also has a list of the top hospitals in Canada, which includes Hamilton Health Sciences – McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton (#15), St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (#25), Trillium Health Partners – Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga (#27), Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (#30), William Osler Health System – Etobicoke General Hospital (#40), Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington (#41), Hamilton Health Sciences – Juravinski Hospital (#43), Trillium Health Partners – Mississauga Hospital (#47) and Hamilton General Hospital (#49).

The full list can be found here

According to Newsweek, each hospital’s score is based on an online survey of more than 85,000 medical experts and public data from post-hospitalization patient surveys on their general satisfaction. 

The score also considers hygiene and patient/doctor ratio. It also includes a Statista survey on whether hospitals use Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), which are standardized questionnaires patients complete to evaluate their experience and results, Newsweek says. 

“With so much at stake for individuals and institutions, reliable data is key,” Nancy Cooper, global editor-in-chief, says in the report. 

“The Newsweek-Statista rankings provide crucial insights for patients, families and health care executives looking for profiles of an industry that will generate $4.24 trillion worldwide in 2024.”

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