Announced on Nov 8, 2018
University Health Network (UHN) is once again ranked first on the 2018 Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals list. The list of top research hospitals across Canada is compiled annually by RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. UHN has appeared in the top position of the list every year since its inception in 2011.
UHN’s research expenditures for the 2017 fiscal year were $350.1 million, representing 17.3% of its total hospital expenditures and an increase of 5.4% over the previous year. The Hospital for Sick Children and Hamilton Health Sciences round out the top three, with research expenditures of $209.6 and $206.95 million, respectively.
“UHN is proud to have been at the top of the list since 2011. This ranking demonstrates the value of research at UHN, in Toronto and across Canada. It is also a testament of the sustained dedication to improving and innovating health care held by UHN and its three sister foundations—the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and the Toronto Rehab Foundation,” says Dr. Brad Wouters, Executive Vice President, Science and Research at UHN.
In terms of research intensity, which measures the amount of research spending per appointed researcher, UHN placed second in the “Large Hospitals” category—climbing two spots from last year’s ranking. The top Canadian research hospital in this ranking was London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph’s Health Care Centre.
To view the complete list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals, click here.
RE$EARCH Infosource Inc. is a leading research, consulting and publishing firm that specializes in the areas of policy, research, business intelligence and analysis on science, technology, innovation and the Canadian R&D ecosystem. The firm also publishes an annual ranking of Canada’s Top 50 Research Universities; UHN’s affiliated university, the University of Toronto, is ranked first on this list.