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PHSA ranked #1 nationally for research spending growth and #4 top research hospital in annual list

PHSA's standings have risen in two categories in Research Infosource's "Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals" list for 2022.
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​​​Research Infosource, a leading Canadian research, consulting, and publishing firm, has named PHSA as number one in Canada in terms of growth in research spending in its annual "Top 10 Research Hospitals by Growth” list. 

For 2021-2022, PHSA ranked ahead of prominent institutions such as CHU de Québec - Université Laval, Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Kingston Health Scie​nces Centre and Trillium Health Partners in the Greater Toronto Area. In 2020-2021, the organization was ranked seventh.​​

As a result of the rise in rank, PHSA is now the fourth largest research hospital in Canada on the Top 40 Research Hospitals list, up from sixth overall in 2020-2021. The top three hospitals/hospital networks/health authorities are University Health Network (UHN) and Hospital for Sick Children, both located in Toronto, and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal.

The ranking information is based on expenditures across PHSA’s research enterprise​, including its five research institutes and its corporate areas (including BC Cancer Research, BC Children's Hospital Research Institute, and the BC Centre for Disease Control). Calculated on the 2020-2021 fiscal year, PHSA reported $188.8 million in research expenditures. This expenditure increased 21.6% over the previous year’s report, resulting in the number one in terms of growth in ranking.  

“PHSA’s continued standing on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals listings reflects the excellence in the work of our affiliated researchers and our collective role as one of Canada’s largest academic health science organizations,” says Ellen Chesney, Chief Administrative Officer of PHSA Research.

“That standing also reflects our fundamental mandate to conduct world-class research, and to translate that research to improve patient care and the health-care system.”

Research Infosource is recognized as a leading source of ranking information on research universities, corporations, hospitals and colleges in Canada that is used and followed by the research and innovation community, opinion and policy leaders in the government, research, corporate, higher education and non-profit sectors. Its Top 40 Research Hospitals list is released annually.​

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