Hospitals in Toronto have had it rough during the pandemic, but that doesn't mean they haven't still been providing the best possible health care for their patients.
Newsweek just came out with their annual rankings of the best hospitals in the world, and one of Toronto's very own institutions nabbed a top spot.
"What has set the world's leading hospitals apart is their continued ability to deliver the highest-quality patient care and conduct critical medical research even as they focused on battling COVID," said Newsweek.
Toronto General, which is part of the University Health Network, is one of the oldest hospitals in the city.
Not only has it been part of the 6ix for over a century, but it's also the site of the world's first successful lung transplant in 1983. It was also was the first hospital to use insulin clinically, for the treatment of a young patient with diabetes in 1922.
Although it didn't take first place, TGH still held the title of the highest-ranking Canadian hospital on the list.
Taking the top three spots were U.S. hospitals Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
The other Canadian hospitals that ranked in the top 100 were Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 25th, Mount Sinai in 27th and North York General Hospital in 64th — all of which are located in Toronto. Montreal's Jewish General Hospital, in 140th, was the final Canadian hospital that made the top 150.
Here's how the rest of the top-10 list stacked up:
- Mayo Clinic — Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.
- Cleveland Clinic — Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
- Massachusetts General Hospital — Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
- Toronto General - University Health Network —Toronto, Canada
- Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin — Berlin, Germany
- The Johns Hopkins Hospital — Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
- AP-HP - Hôpital universitaire Pitié Salpêtrière — Paris, France
- Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset — Solna, Sweden
- UCLA Health - Ronald Reagan Medical Center — Los Angeles, California, U.S.
- Sheba Medical Center — Ramat Gan, Israel