Top Canadian Research Hospitals
Research Infosource has just released the 2014 list of top 40 research hospitals. Not surprisingly, almost 50% of the top hospitals (19 out of 40) are located in Ontario. Quebec followed closely behind with 35% of the top hospitals located in that province. BC, Manitoba and Nova Scotia were each home to two of the top hospitals and Saskatchewan’s Saskatoon Regional Health Authority was the only hospital to be ranked among the top 40. Surprisingly, there were not top-ranked hospitals in Alberta, PEI, New Brusnwick and Newfoundland.
The 2013 research income for these 40 institutions reached $2.3 billion with the average dollar per researcher ranging from $956,000 at Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld Research Institute in Ontario to $36,000 at Saskatoon’s Regional Health Authority.
It is also interesting to note the percent of total income that was derived from research activity for following top hospitals:
- Hospital for Sick Children-24.2%
- Mount Sinai’s Lunenfeld-21.7%
- Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal-18.5%
- University Health Network-16.2%
What is most interesting is the fact that the research institutes listed above are not uniform in their size with UHN considered a large hospital, Mount Sinai and Sick Kids considered mid-size hospitals and Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal classified as a small hospital.
My conclusion: if you are looking to work in a well-funded lab, your best bet is to stick to Ontario and Quebec. Since our readership hails from all across Canada, I would be interested in hearing your reaction to the numbers presented in this report.