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Research & development

Hospital R&D increases 7% in 2010

OTTAWA – Canada’s Top 40 research hospitals reported a substantial $2.07 billion in research income in fiscal year 2010, up from $1.93 billion in fiscal year 2009 – a 7.2% year-over-year increase. The results were announced by the R&D tracking and publishing firm Research Infosource.

The country’s largest research hospital is Toronto’s University Health Network, which on its own garnered $267.7 million of research support. Hamilton Health Sciences ($180.4 million) and Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children ($172.2 million) rounded out the top three institutions in the country, followed by Montreal’s McGill University Health Centre ($131.1 million).

Twenty-six hospitals posted increases in their research income, compared with 14 hospitals where income was flat or declined.

The $100 Million Club In fiscal 2010
Six research hospitals gained membership in Research Infosource’s $100 Million Club, an elite group of institutions that each attracted at least $100 million of research income. This was an increase from four hospitals in fiscal 2009. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre ($106.0 million) and Ottawa Hospital ($104.9 million) joined the Club in fiscal 2010.

Top Research Hospitals (2010, research income):

1. University Health Network: $267.7 million
2. Hamilton Health Sciences: $180.4 million
3. Hospital for Sick Children: $172.2 million
4. McGill University Health Centre: $131.1 million
5. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre: $106 million
6. Ottawa Hospital: $104.9 million
7. BC Cancer Agency: $81.8 million
8. Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto): $81 million
9. Vancouver General/UBC Hospital: $80.9 million
10. Centre hospitalier universitaire de Quebec (CHUQ): $75.7 million
11. Centre hospitalier universitaire de Montreal (CHUM): $65.3 million
12. BC Children’s Hospital: $64.2 million
13. London Health Sciences Centre: $63.7 million
14. Jewish General Hospital (Montreal): $51.5 million
15. St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto): $49.3 million
16. Institut de Cardiologie de Montreal: $49.2 million
17. Hopital Sainte-Justine (Montreal): $49 million
18. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Toronto): $42.9 million
19. Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke: $36.3 million
20. University of Ottawa Heart Institute: $33.4 million

Some of the centres in the report experienced dramatic increases in their research income from 2009 to 2010. The report pointed out that the BC Cancer Agency increased its research income by 96 percent in one year. The BC Children’s Hospital had a rise of nearly 40 percent, while Sunnybrook increased by 26 percent.

Interestingly, the top 40 research hospitals are all located in four provinces: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.

Posted December 1, 2011