Newsweek released its extensive list of the world's best hospitals today. Impressively, wedged right in between Massachusetts General Hospital and University of Tokyo Hospital sits Toronto General Hospital in seventh place.
Toronto General Hospital is one of eight hospitals that comprises Canada's University Health Network. It also happens to function as the largest and most highly-funded research organization across the nation, as well as the largest transplant centre in North America.
Toronto General serves as University of Toronto's teaching hospital and is a leading disruptor in the field of transplantation research and innovation. The hospital has achieved countless "firsts", such as a triple organ transplant (double-lung, liver, and pancreas) back in 2015.
Toronto General Hospital is famous for its cardiac centre, named after Peter Munk, the founder of Barrick Gold, who donated $100 million to the hospital. The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre is considered to be a "global leader" in both open-heart surgery and cardiovascular health.
Over the past nine decades, Newsweek has reported on a wide array of aspects related to the healthcare industry. Through its partnership with Statista Inc., a global company that specializes in market research and consumer data, Newsweek developed what they call a "groundbreaking ranking" of the world's best hospitals.
According to Newsweek, the hospitals that landed a spot on this list are "at the forefront of adapting to new challenges while providing top-notch patient care." Of the hospitals that made the list's top spots, many of them are globally-renowned for shaping patient care through the application of their innovative educational resources, expansive clinical research facilities, and in the case of Charité hospital in Berlin, their Nobel Prize winning-staff.
The top 10 hospitals have earned special recognition by Newsweek's panel of experts, including doctors, allied medical professionals, and administrators from four different continents.
For those who are interested in viewing a complete list of Newsweek's top 10 hospitals worldwide, click here.