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Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals 2020

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Rank Hospital/Hospital Network/Health Authority Research Spending Research Intensity Main Affiliated Research Centre(s)/Institute(s)
2019 2018 FY2019
$000
FY2018
$000
% Change
2018-2019
Researcher Hospital Prov
$ per Researcher
$000
$ as % of Total Hospital Spending
1 1 University Health Network (UHN) $408,300 $362,800 12.5 $547.3 17.8 ON PM Cancer Centre, Krembil, TGHRI, McEwen Institute, Techna, KITE@UHN, TIER@UHN
2 2 Hospital for Sick Children $254,093 $246,625 3.0 $760.8 27.8 ON SickKids Research Institute
3 4 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) $203,660 $181,259 12.4 $511.7 16.5 QC Research Institute of the MUHC
4 3 Hamilton Health Sciences $184,739 $195,757 -5.6 $366.5 11.9 ON Population Health Research Institute, Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute, Escarpment Cancer Research Institute
5 5 Vancouver Coastal Health Authority $181,029 $162,226 11.6 $449.2 4.9 BC Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, Providence Health Care Research Institute
6 7 Ottawa Hospital $145,703 $139,799 4.2 $393.8 10.0 ON Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Ottawa Heart Institute Research Corporation
7 6 Provincial Health Services Authority $136,167 $154,364 -11.8 $175.0 3.7 BC BC Cancer Agency/Research Centre, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, Women's Health Research Institute
8 8 London Health Sciences Centre/St. Joseph's Health Care London(a) $118,796 $123,790 -4.0 $600.0 7.0 ON Lawson Health Research Institute
9 9 CHU de Québec - Université Laval $110,450 $101,627 8.7 $349.5 8.8 QC Centre de recherche du CHU de Québec - Université Laval
10 10 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre $102,128 $92,647 10.2 $306.7 9.5 ON Sunnybrook Research Institute, Sunnybrook Research Academy
11 11 Unity Health Toronto $86,724 $86,480 0.3 $407.2 7.0 ON Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science
12 12 Sinai Health $85,084 $84,093 1.2 $680.7 13.7 ON Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation
13 15 Centre for Addiction and Mental Health $78,835 $72,377 8.9 $532.7 17.3 ON Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute, Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics, Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry
14 14 Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) $77,546 $75,251 3.0 $155.1 5.7 QC Centre de recherche du CHUM
15 13 CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale $76,755 $76,200 0.7 $259.3 5.2 QC CERVO, VITAM, CIRRIS, CRUJeF
16 16 Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone $55,316 $54,410 1.7 $160.8 na AB Cross Cancer Institute, Stollery Children's Hospital, Univ. of Alberta Hospital, NACTRC
17 27 CIUSSS de l'Estrie - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS) $55,277 $49,607 11.4 $145.1 3.7 QC Centre de recherche du CHUS, Centre de recherche sur le vieillissement, Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux
18 17 CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l´île de Montréal $52,275 $52,791 -1.0 $237.6 5.8 QC Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital
19 19 CHU Sainte-Justine $44,655 $38,564 15.8 $214.7 9.3 QC Centre de recherche du CHU Sainte-Justine
20 18 Montreal Heart Institute $41,592 $46,415 -10.4 $442.5 19.6 QC Montreal Heart Institute Research Center
21 22 Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval $35,565 $30,018 18.5 $494.0 12.3 QC Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec - Université Laval
22 21 CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $32,456 $32,424 0.1 $540.9 3.4 QC Douglas Hospital Research Centre
23 24 CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $32,272 $27,725 16.4 $182.3 2.5 QC Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de santé mentale de Montréal
24 23 Alberta Health Services - Calgary Zone $29,060 $29,723 -2.2 $363.3 na AB Alberta Children's Hospital, Foothills Medical Centre, Tom Baker Cancer Centre, CCCR
25 25 Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario $26,874 $24,235 10.9 $107.1 8.0 ON Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute
26 29 Kingston Health Sciences Centre $24,842 $19,539 27.1 $65.7 4.3 ON Kingston General Health Research Institute
27 26 St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton $24,519 $24,227 1.2 $137.0 4.0 ON Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton, Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health, Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research
28 28 Nova Scotia Health Authority $23,988 $22,553 6.4 $77.4 1.1 NS
29 30 CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’Île-de-Montréal $22,653 $17,359 30.5 $105.4 1.4 QC Centre de recherche de l'Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, Institut universitaire sur la réadaptation en déficience physique de Montréal, Institut universitaire sur les dépendances
30 32 Baycrest $18,301 $15,456 18.4 $610.0 10.2 ON Rotman Research Institute
31 35 Women's College Hospital $14,825 $13,044 13.7 $285.1 8.8 ON Women's College Research Institute, Women's College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
32 37 The Royal $14,515 $12,389 17.2 $181.4 8.1 ON University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research
33 36 Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital $13,475 $12,539 7.5 $673.8 13.7 ON Bloorview Research Institute
34 33 IWK Health Centre $13,051 $13,838 -5.7 $118.6 4.5 NS Canadian Center for Vaccinology, Centre for Research in Family Health, MicroResearch International
35 34 St. Boniface Hospital $13,046 $13,535 -3.6 $372.7 3.6 MB Albrechtsen Research Centre, Asper Clinical Institute
36 Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg $11,701 $12,383 -5.5 $107.3 1.8 MB
37 39 Hôpital Montfort $10,493 $9,902 6.0 $117.9 4.5 ON Institut du Savoir Montfort
38 40 Bruyère $10,376 $8,264 25.6 $314.4 6.5 ON Bruyère Research Institute
39 38 Health Sciences North $10,317 $9,996 3.2 $107.5 2.0 ON Health Sciences North Research Institute
40 Horizon Health Network $6,266 $6,068 3.3 $58.0 0.5 NB Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, New Brunswick Heart Centre, Canada East Spine Centre

Notes:
  1. Data were obtained through a survey or from financial statements. Information for Ontario was coordinated in part through the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA).
  2. Research spending includes all funds (direct and indirect) spent on all sources (internal and external) to support research.
  3. Researcher headcounts include full and part-time researchers, scientists, investigators and clinician-researchers with a faculty appointment who actively conducted research in Fiscal 2019.
  4. FY2018 figures may have been adjusted as more accurate information became available.
  5. Data are provided for the main hospital/health network/health authority including their affiliated hospitals and research centres/institutes, where applicable.
na = Not available
(a) Research spending amounts were combined as these hospitals have one research institute.







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