Another reason to be proud of our city! For the third year in a row, Toronto General Hospital (TGH) has landed itself a top spot on a new ranking of the world’s best hospitals published by Newsweek. It’s the only Canadian hospital included in the ranking and remains the largest research and teaching hospital in the country.

Also in the top five is the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Massachusettes General Hospital in Boston, and Charité – Universitätsmedizin in Berlin.

TGH scored higher than some of the most renowned hospitals worldwide, including Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Sweden’s Karolinska University Hospital, and Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer in Israel.

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“Over its more than a century-long history, TGH has made significant contributions to healthcare globally,” said the hospital in a news release.

TGH is known for being the first hospital to initiate clinical use of insulin, and for performing the first successful single- and double-lung transplants.

It’s also recognized for “revolutionizing organ transplantation through the Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion System, and the first successful direct stimulation of a heart that had stopped beating, the precursor of all pacemakers,” the hospital says.

The hospital held onto its top spot even throughout the pressure and stress of the pandemic. According to Newsweek, the hospitals at the top of the list have an “ability and drive to continually innovate,” with top talent at the heart of their efforts.

Hats off to TGH and its staff, the recognition is well-deserved!