KHSC named one of Canada’s ‘Top 40’ research hospitals

News / Research
By John Pereira

"We are helping to shape the treatment options available to patients in the future.”

For the eighth consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the ‘Top 40’ research hospitals in the country. The list, compiled by RE$EARCH Infosource each year, ranks hospitals based on both total research spending and research intensity. KHSC, and formerly our KGH site, has been included on the list every year since it debuted in 2011.

“As Southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex, acute and specialty care, research is an important part of our role and we’re pleased to be once again recognized as one of the best in Canada,” says Dr. Roger Deeley, Vice-President of Health Sciences Research.

“Research and innovation reflect our courage to try new things, challenge what we know, create new knowledge and transform health care. As a top research facility brimming with inquisitive minds we are helping to shape the treatment options available to patients in the future.”

A member of the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario, (CAHO) KHSC is one of 19 Ontario hospitals on the list this year. This means that CAHO-member hospitals are among the largest drivers of health research in Canada, comprising half of the country’s top research hospitals.

“As a teaching hospital and through our partnership with Queen’s University, we attract some of the brightest learners to pursue their health care education. We are home to hundreds of researchers whose curiosity drives them to make ground-breaking advancements in health care,” says Deeley, who is also President and CEO of the KGH Research Institute (KGHRI).

“We’re recruiting new staff and physicians from around the world who are experts in their fields to provide care to our patients while also undertaking exciting health care research.”

KHSC is home to 350 researchers who are currently involved in 700 research projects. Examples include Dr. Paula James’s award-winning work on bleeding disorders, Dr. Gord Boyd’s wide-ranging investigations into the brain effects of critical illness, and Dr. Stephen Archer’s groundbreaking research on pulmonary hypertension.

“These are just a few of the many examples of interesting work coming out of Kingston. We are so proud of the impact our clinician scientists are making to further the knowledge of the entire medical community and to translate that knowledge into patient care,” says Deeley.

Research is also a major focus of KHSC’s new five-year strategy, unveiled in September. Over the coming years, the organization will focus on working with our educational partners to position KHSC as a destination academic health sciences centre – a place where students, researchers and staff alike are inspired to learn and discover.

By nurturing this culture of learning and the pursuit of knowledge, KHSC will remain on the leading edge of care, meaning that patients in Southeastern Ontario will have access to world-class specialty and acute care, closer to home.

To learn more about the Top 40 research hospitals list, visit www.researchinfosource.com. For more information about CAHO, visit www.caho-hospitals.com. And if you’d like to learn more about research currently underway at KHSC visit www.kgh.on.ca/research