Toronto General Hospital named one of the top 5 hospitals in the world for fourth year in a row

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) has ranked number five among the world’s best hospitals in a global ranking managed by a global market research company in partnership with Newsweek. This is TGH’s fourth year in the top five, and fifth year within the top 10, where it remains the only Canadian hospital listed and the best hospital in Canada as well as the top publicly funded hospital in the world.

Part of University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research and teaching hospital, TGH is home to the world-leading Sprott Department of Surgery, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Ajmera Transplant Centre among other programs. Over its nearly 200-year history, TGH has led health care globally, including the first clinical use of insulin, the first successful single- and double-lung transplants, development of the revolutionary Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System, the first organ transportation by drone, and the first successful direct stimulation of a heart that had stopped beating, the precursor of all pacemakers.

These and many more world-first achievements and enhancements to patient care and discovery have been made possible by the exceptional innovation and strength of Team UHN – from nurses to researchers to clinicians and everyone in between – fuelled by the support of generous donors.

“UHN is both proud and deeply appreciative to have again been recognized as an international leader in exceptional patient care, research, and education,” says Dr. Kevin Smith, UHN’s President and CEO. “We are honoured to be included among this group of prestigious hospitals that represent the very best in the world. This recognition is only possible because of Team UHN – the dedicated staff, physicians, researchers, learners, Board of Trustees members, and volunteers who truly live the mission of building a healthier world. We remain grateful for the steadfast support of our donor community and incredible Foundations, as well as our partners across all levels of government, for helping us advance our goals and deliver the very best care for our patients.”

“We’re so proud of the globally-influential work made possible at UHN by our visionary donors,” says Tennys Hanson, Chief Executive Officer of UHN Foundation and Vice President and Chief Development Officer of UHN. “Thank you to each and every donor for their dedication to this life-saving work and congratulations to Team UHN for this incredible achievement.”

The 2023 ranking rated more than 1,000 health care institutions and was finalized by a panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators from across four continents.

World’s top 10 hospitals:

  1. Mayo Clinic, USA
  2. Cleveland Clinic, USA
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  4. Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
  5. Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, Canada
  6. Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  7. Charité, Germany
  8. Hôpital Universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière, France
  9. Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  10. UCLA Health, USA

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