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St. Michael’s named in top 15 Canadian research hospitals, top 5 medium hospitals

Toronto, November 8, 2018

By Ana Gajic

Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals

Perfectly timed with Research Month, St. Michael’s Hospital has been announced as one of the top 15 research hospitals in Canada, and in the top five of Canada’s medium-sized hospitals in researcher intensity, according to a list published today by Research Infosource Inc.

In the list of Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals, St. Michael’s maintained its spot from 2017, at number 12. Research Infosource further broke down its analysis by zeroing in on ‘Researcher Intensity,’ a list that shows research spending by researcher, or researcher intensity. In the medium-sized hospitals, St. Michael’s comes in fifth for researcher intensity.

This list publishes annually and captures research spending based on a survey of research hospitals and from financial statements. The spending includes all funds (direct and indirect) spent on all sources (internal and external) to support research. Researchers included are full and part-time researchers, scientists, investigators and/or clinician-researchers with a faculty appointment who actively conduct research. Ontario’s information is coordinated in collaboration with the Council of Academic Hospitals in Ontario (CAHO).

“We are excited to maintain our spot in the top 15 research hospitals in Canada, and to be listed in the top five medium-sized hospitals,” said Dr. Pat O’Campo, interim vice president of Research at St. Michael’s. “It’s another testament to the impact of research at St. Michael’s.”

Overall, research spending at Canada’s leading research hospitals, hospital networks and health authorities rose by 4.1% to $2.65 billion in Fiscal 2017, according to Research Infosource Inc.

Research Infosource will also announce Canada’s Innovation Leaders on Nov. 15, 2018, which will celebrate Canada’s leading research universities, companies, hospitals and colleges, with a special focus this year on intellectual property.

About St. Michael's Hospital

St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in more than 29 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the Hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael’s Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

St. Michael’s Hospital with Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Health Centre now operate under one corporate entity as of August 1, 2017. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care, spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, while investing in world-class research and education.


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