TORONTO, October 28, 2015 – The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) celebrates the achievements of the research hospitals on Canada’s Top 40 Research Hospitals 2015 list, published today by RE$EARCH Infosource. We proudly acknowledge that CAHO-member hospitals make up half of this list (20 out of 40), underscoring the unique and vital role of Ontario’s research hospitals in strengthening our knowledge economy and innovation engine at national and provincial levels. Collectively, the hospitals showcased on the 2015 list contribute to a healthier, wealthier, smarter Canada.
CAHO’s 24 research hospitals form the R&D arm of Ontario’s health care system and our members invest $1.4 billion annually in health research in the province. Our hospitals are also home to 16,400 researchers and research staff from Canada and around the world. This investment generates a total of $3.4 billion in economic output and supports 41,000 direct and indirect jobs across the province.
“Health research is core to improving patient care,” said CAHO Executive Director, Karen Michell. “In Ontario, we have seen health research lead to evidence-informed ways of improving patient care, the growth of regional innovation clusters, and new economic opportunities through commercialization. Our impact is reflected in this year’s results, and CAHO will continue working with our partners in Ontario and across Canada to achieve long-term, sustainable investment in health research to carry our momentum forward.”
The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) represents Ontario’s 24 research hospitals that play a unique and vital role in the province’s health care system. Collectively, we provide advanced patient care services, train the next generation of health care professionals, and conduct leading-edge research to discover tomorrow’s care today. As connectors in the system, we create capacity and generate a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario. For more information, visit caho-hospitals.com.
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