KHSC named among Top 40 Research Hospitals

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By Mary Anne Beaudette

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has once again been named one of Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals by Re$earch Infosource. KHSC is one of 19 Ontario hospitals recognized on the list since it debuted in 2011. 
Hospitals are ranked by their total research spending and research intensity. KHSC stands out for its total number of researchers – 357, which is the highest among the 11 Canadian hospitals in the “Medium category (total hospital funding of $400M - $1B.) 

“We are pleased to see our commitment to research recognized in this annual list,” says Steven Smith, President & CEO (Interim) of the KGH Research Institute (KGHRI), which supports the work of research scientists and clinicians at the Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital sites of KHSC.

“At KHSC, hospital clinicians and academic scientists work seamlessly together with patients and families, leading to new and better ways of diagnosing, treating and caring for the injured and ill,” says Dr. Smith, who is also Vice President, Health Sciences Research (Interim), KHSC, and Vice-Dean, Research (Interim), Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University. “This unique environment has enabled us to attract outstanding researchers from around the world who excel at asking difficult questions and challenging medical issues.”

For example, innovations in imaging are driving faster and less invasive approaches to diagnosing and treating heart disease and brain injury, enabling more precise cancer surgery, and creating new understanding of bone and joint injuries. Internationally recognized research projects in pain, allergy, blood disorders, and lung and gastrointestinal diseases, among others, are also giving patients optimized treatment options and better quality of life. 

“Equally important to this research are the trainees and residents, who are mentored by these researchers,” Dr. Smith adds. “The experience of working under the supervision of highly talented investigators is creating a new generation of gifted clinicians and biomedical researchers, some of whom are now working at KHSC and Queen’s.” 

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is Southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex, acute and specialty care.

To learn more about research at KHSC, click here.