World's Best Hospitals 2023 - Canada

World's Best Hospitals 2023

These are challenging times for hospitals. COVID-19 put unprecedented stress on health systems, as have inflation and global financial uncertainty. In the U.S. and around the world, leading hospitals are dealing with rising costs, aging populations and a medical workforce exhausted from battling a global pandemic.

Among the hallmarks of great hospitals, however, are not just first-class care, first-class research and first-class innovation. The very best institutions also share another quality: consistency. The world's best hospitals consistently attract the best people and provide the best outcomes for patients as well as the most important new therapies and research. Of all the hospitals in the world, relatively few can do all those things year in and year out. The best belong to a very exclusive club.

To recognize them, Newsweek and global data firm Statista are proud to introduce our fifth annual listing of the World's Best Hospitals 2023. This year, we have ranked over 2,300 hospitals in 28 countries, including one that is new to our list, Taiwan. For the first time, we ranked all top 250 global hospitals. We have also listed the best hospitals by country; each country list also includes a listing of top specialty hospitals.

We have also made other changes. This year we have added an important new pillar to our scoring model: for the first time, hospitals were surveyed regarding their PROMs implementation status. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The World's Best Hospitals 2023 also includes new hospital quality metrics, most notably data from the Israeli National Program for Quality Indicators (INPQ) for Israel and the Danish Clinical Quality Program for Denmark. And we have added new accreditations for Thailand and Taiwan to the scoring model (For more details on the ranking criteria, see Methodology.)

The goal of this study is to provide a data-based comparison of hospital reputation and performance across countries. We hope this will be useful to patients and families seeking the best care for themselves and loved ones, as well as to hospitals as they benchmark themselves against their peers.

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RankPublication NameScoreCityFootnotePROMs
1Toronto General - University Health Network86.86%TorontoX
2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre85.99%Toronto
3Mount Sinai Hospital82.89%Toronto
4North York General Hospital81.19%Toronto
5Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal80.94%Montreal
6Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health Centre80.87%Montreal
7Jewish General Hospital80.86%MontrealX
8VCH - Vancouver General Hospital80.67%Vancouver
9Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael’s Hospital80.19%Toronto
10The Ottawa Hospital77.16%Ottawa
11Toronto Western - University Health Network76.95%TorontoX
12Rockyview General Hospital76.94%Calgary
13McGill University Health Centre76.10%Montreal
14Foothills Medical Centre76.04%Calgary
15Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical Centre75.93%Hamilton
16Peter Lougheed Centre74.47%Calgary
17Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre73.74%Halifax
18Royal Jubilee Hospital73.63%Victoria
19Royal Alexandra Hospital73.61%Edmonton
20Queensway Carleton Hospital73.46%Ottawa
21Saskatoon City Hospital73.37%Saskatoon
22Grey Nuns Community Hospital - Covenant Health72.30%Edmonton
23VCH - UBC Hospital72.26%Vancouver
24University of Alberta Hospital72.25%Edmonton
25Southlake Regional Health Centre72.24%Newmarket
26Lachine Hospital - McGill University Health Centre72.21%Lachine
27St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton72.15%Hamilton
28Grace Hospital72.12%Winnipeg
29Trillium Health Partners - The Credit Valley Hospital72.07%Mississauga
30St. Boniface Hospital72.04%Winnipeg
31Victoria General Hospital71.97%Victoria
32Bluewater Health71.95%Sarnia
33Royal Columbian Hospital71.94%New Westminster
34CHUL - CHU de Québec-Université Laval71.92%Quebec City
35Halton Healthcare - Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital71.90%Oakville
36Providence Health Care - St. Paul's Hospital71.88%Vancouver
37St. Mary’s Hospital Centre71.87%Montreal
38Victoria Hospital - London Health Sciences Centre71.84%London
39Hamilton Health Sciences - Juravinski Hospital71.71%Hamilton
40Kingston General Hospital71.65%KingstonX
41Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital71.60%Richmond Hill
42Hamilton Health Sciences - Hamilton General Hospital71.38%Hamilton
43William Osler Health System - Etobicoke General Hospital71.37%Toronto
44Joseph Brant Hospital71.26%Burlington
45VCH - Lions Gate Hospital71.23%North Vancouver
46Kelowna General Hospital71.21%Kelowna
47Humber River Hospital71.15%Toronto
48Horizon Health Network - Saint John Regional Hospital71.10%Saint John
49Hôpital Montfort71.09%Ottawa
50Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga Hospital71.07%Mississauga
51Toronto East Health Network - Michael Garron Hospital71.05%Toronto
52Victoria General Hospital70.97%Winnipeg
53London Health Sciences Centre - University Hospital70.86%London
54Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal70.84%Montreal
55Peterborough Regional Health Centre70.71%Peterborough
56St. Joseph’s Health Centre70.69%Toronto
57St. Paul’s Hospital70.67%Saskatoon
58Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg70.66%Winnipeg
59St. Mary’s General Hospital70.64%Kitchener
60Covenant Health - Misericordia Community Hospital70.55%Edmonton
61Royal University Hospital70.53%Saskatoon
62Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke70.27%Sherbrooke
63Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont70.25%Montreal
64Victoria Hospital70.23%Prince Albert
65VCH - Richmond Hospital70.17%Richmond
66Medicine Hat Regional Hospital70.11%Medicine Hat
67Queen Elizabeth Hospital70.00%Charlottetown
specializedAlberta Children's Hospital - PediatricsCalgary
specializedAlberta Hospital Edmonton - PsychiatryEdmonton
specializedBC Children's Hospital - PediatricsVancouver
specializedBC Women's Hospital + Health Centre - GynecologyVancouver
specializedChildren's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) - PediatricsOttawa
specializedCHU de Québec-Université Laval - Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus - PediatricsQuebec City
specializedCHU de Québec-Université Laval - Hôpital du Saint-Sacrement - Ophthalmology & SenologyQuebec City
specializedCHU Sainte-Justine - PediatricsMontreal
specializedHospital for Sick Children - PediatricsToronto
specializedMontreal Chest Institute - McGill University Health Centre - PulmonologyMontreal
specializedMontreal Childrens's Hospital - McGill University Health Centre - PediatricsMontréal
specializedStollery Children's Hospital - PediatricsEdmonton
specializedThe Princess Margaret Cancer Centre - University Health Network - OncologyTorontoX


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Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospitals Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.

The idea behind the global board of medical experts is to create an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. The global board of medical experts is therefore tasked with providing guidance and input for the continuous development and future expansions of the methodology. This includes input regarding new data sources, future methodological considerations, as well as the ongoing development of the PROMs implementation survey. The members of the global board of medical experts were carefully chosen based on their national and international expertise and decade-long experience in their respective medical fields as well as their scientific output.


The World's Best Hospitals 2023 ranking lists the best hospitals in 28 countries: U.S., Germany, Japan, South Korea, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Brazil, Canada, India, Australia, Mexico, The Netherlands, Austria, Thailand, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Israel, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Colombia and Taiwan. The countries were selected based on multiple comparability factors, such as standard of living/life expectancy, population size, number of hospitals and data availability.

A global board of renowned medical experts supports the continuous development of the methodology. Thus, the lists are based on four data sources:

1- Over 80,0000 medical experts (doctors, hospitals managers, health care professionals) in 28 countries were invited to participate in the online survey. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own country as well as in other countries. Recommendations for own employer/ hospital were not allowed.
2- Results from patient experience surveys. Publicly available data from existing patient surveys was used to analyze patient experience. Patient surveys are typically conducted by insurance companies among patients after hospitalization. Examples of survey topics include: general satisfaction with hospital, recommendation of hospital and satisfaction with medical care.
3- Hospital quality metrics e.g., data on quality of treatment and hygiene measures. Quality metrics from a variety of public sources were collected for most countries. Quality metrics differ between the countries. Examples of included data are data on quality of care for specific treatments, data on hygiene measures and patient safety and data on number of patients per doctors and per nurse.
4- PROMs implementation survey: For the first time, a PROMs implementation score has been included in the scoring model of the World's Best Hospitals project. PROMs are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. In fall/winter of 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.

Scores were calculated for each hospital in each of the four categories and weighted: Peer recommendation (49% national, 5% international): patient experience (14.5%), hospital quality metrics (29%), PROMs implementation (2.5%).

Every hospital in each country is rated by a score. Scores are only comparable between hospitals in the same country, because different sources for patient experience and medical KPIs were examined in each country. Since it was not possible to harmonize this data, cross-country comparisons of the scores are not possible (a score of 90 in country A doesn't necessarily mean that this hospital is better than a hospital with a score of 87 in country B).
The number of hospitals awarded in each country varies based on the number of hospitals and data availability in the respective country. The U.S. had the most hospitals awarded with 420, while Israel and Singapore were represented with 10 hospitals each. In total, more than 2,300 hospitals were ranked for this fifth edition of the ranking.
The online edition of this study includes a global top 250 list. The global top hospitals were determined by the number of international recommendations received in the survey and their national rank. The global list does not include specialized hospitals.

The rankings are comprised exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described in this document. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data-collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period 01/01/2022-31/12/2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated to the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations.

Download the methodology overview here.

Download the extended methodology here.

Disclaimer: The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

1 - No medical KPI was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on patient satisfaction data and recommendations from medical experts.
2 - No patient satisfaction data was used to determine the score for these hospitals. Their scores relies on results from medical KPIs and recommendations from medical experts.
X - Hospitals filled out the PROMs implementation survey
- The focus of World's Best Hospitals is to award general hospitals. Specialized hospitals which have been recommended, are featured on the country lists without a rank.
- For the global ranking, please note that the PROMs score was taken into account for the national rank.