Toronto hospital named one of the best in the world

Mar 4 2021, 8:36 am

Toronto has many first-rate institutions with some of the best medical care in the world.

Now, for the third year in a row, Newsweek named Toronto General Hospital one of the best in the world.

The hospital remains in the same spot as last year, as the fourth-best hospital in the world.

It is also the only Canadian hospital in the top 10.

Toronto General is part of University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research and teaching hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Since it first opened in 1819, Toronto General is known for some “world firsts,” such as the first clinical use of insulin, the first successful single- and double-lung transplants, the first transplant using the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System, and the first successful direct stimulation of a heart that had stopped beating — the precursor of all pacemakers.

The ranking is managed by a global market research company in partnership with Newsweek magazine. More than 1,000 healthcare institutions were ranked on the 2021 top 10 list. Yearly it is finalized by a panel of doctors, medical professionals, and administrators from across four continents.

UHN is proud and humbled to be recognized for transforming the lives of patients through world-class care, research and education among this elite group of hospitals,” says Dr. Kevin Smith, UHN President & CEO, in a statement.

“Our role as a leading research hospital is made possible thanks to the passionate support of our Foundations, donors and partners across all levels of government, who invest in UHN to build a healthier world.”

The world’s top 10 hospitals in 2020:

  1. Mayo Clinic, USA
  2. Cleveland Clinic, USA
  3. Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
  4. Toronto General Hospital, Canada
  5. Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
  6. Charité, Germany
  7. Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  8. Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
  9. Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Switzerland
  10. Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel

It’s comforting to know that should you need it, the care you’ll get at Toronto General is among the greatest in the world.

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