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Holland Bloorview tops list for researcher intensity in listing of top 40 research hospitals

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is ranked as one of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals for an eighth consecutive year, according to a new ranking released by Research Infosource Inc. today.

Canada’s leading hospital in childhood disability research is ranked first in researcher intensity for small hospitals with spending less than $400 million. The Bloorview Research Institute spent $627,000 on applied clinical research per scientist in 2018.

Holland Bloorview also ranked second in hospital intensity with 13.4 per cent research spending as a percentage of total hospital expenditures in the small hospital category.

Overall, Holland Bloorview placed 36th out of the top 40 leading research hospitals, hospital networks and health authorities in Canada.

 “Every day, 20,000 researchers and research staff across Ontario’s research hospitals are working to discover better care, develop cures for disease, and deliver world class treatments,” said Julia Hanigsberg, president and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and chair of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO).

“Holland Bloorview is honoured to stand should-to-shoulder with our hospital-sector colleagues in being recognized for the critical role research plays in serving children and youth living with disabilities as well as their families,” added Tom Chau, vice president of research and director of the Bloorview Research Institute.

Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2019 highlights Ontario hospitals’ leadership role in defining the province as a competitive centre of health research and innovation, both at the national and global levels.

Research Infosource ranks institutions annually on numerous indicators including success in attracting financial support for research and research intensity by hospital and per researcher.

CAHO represents Ontario’s 23 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system.  Holland Bloorview is one of 19 of CAHO hospitals who made this year’s list.

Read CAHO’s press release on this year’s top 40 list here.

The full ranking can be found at: researchinfosource.com