Hamilton Health Sciences among top research hospitals in Canada


Published January 27, 2022 at 11:40 am

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is still one of the top research hospitals in Canada.

HHS ranked fourth in Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2020.

Research Infosource Inc. compiles rankings based on total research spending.

“HHS has been holding strong in the top four for the past eight years,” says Dr. Ted Scott, vice president of research and chief innovation officer for HHS. “This ranking further establishes HHS as a leader in health research investment nationally and internationally.”

HHS also ranked ninth for researcher intensity. The health-care institute says it represents their researchers’ ability to attract a high level of investment.

When looking at investment intensity as a percentage of total hospital spending, HHS ranks third.

“HHS is conducting groundbreaking research across the hospital system,” says Scott. “We strive to improve our rankings in this category as we continue to attract more and more investment in cutting-edge research.”

Toronto’s University Health Network was the top research spender with $490.0 million of research spending, followed by Hospital for Sick Children ($282.0 million), McGill University Health Centre ($206.1 million), Hamilton Health Sciences ($171.1 million) and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority ($164.7 million).

Meanwhile, Hamilton’s McMaster University earned high rankings on a 2021 list of the country’s most research-intensive universities.

According to the Research Infosource rankings, Mac placed first in graduate student research intensity – averaging $68,900 per graduate student, and as second in faculty research intensity – averaging $369,400 per faculty member. Both numbers are significantly above the national average ($48K and $271K, respectively).

McMaster also placed third among medical schools with a total sponsored research income of $353.5 million.

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