Kingston Health Sciences Centre named one of Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals; ranks No. 2 in hospital research spending growth, moves up to No. 26 overall

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Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Kingston, ONT. – For the ninth consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the Top 40 research hospitals in Canada. 

The annual list compiled by Re$earch Infosource ranks hospitals across the country based on total research spending and research intensity.  This year, KHSC moved up to No. 26 in overall rankings driven by a significant increase in research spending.

"This was a great year for research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre,” Re$earch Infosource CEO Ron Freedman says. 

“KHSC achieved not only a jump of 27 per cent in research income, but a leap of three positions in the national ranking,” Freedman adds. “Congratulations to KHSC’s researchers, technicians and technologists, and research administration."  

“Research and innovation are critical to a healthier future,” says David Pichora, President and CEO of KHSC and chair of KGHRI. “This is particularly true now, as we work to find creative solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. As Southeastern Ontario’s leading centre for complex, acute and specialty care, research is an important part of our role.”

Kingston General Health  Research Institute (KGHRI)is the research arm of of KHSC, and collaborates with Queen’s University and Providence Care Hospital in its research mission. KGHRI is home to over 370 researchers who are actively involved in research projects, including a range of COVID-19 health issues, such as small molecule therapies, testing, mental health impacts and biosensor tools. Additionally, >180 new clinical trials involve collaborative efforts with regional, provincial, national, and international hospitals and universities.

“We are extraordinarily proud of our Top 40 ranking and the impact that our hospital-based researchers are making to advance discovery and innovate to enhance patient care,” says Dr. Steven Smith, President and CEO of the KGHRI and Vice-President of Health Sciences Research at KHSC. “Our research is transforming patient care for today and for the future.” 

Re$earch Infosource is a leading research, consulting, and publishing firm, known as a respected and leading source of ranking information on research universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges.

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