QCH Ranked #1 Hospital in Ottawa

– and 25th nationally in Newsweek Magazine’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ 2019 rankings.

Newsweek, in partnership with Statista Inc., selected 1,000 international hospitals as part of their survey based on the recommendations of medical professionals, patient survey results, and medical key performance indicators (KPIs).

Queensway Carleton Hospital was ranked 25th in Canada, and first in the Ottawa region, on a list that includes international institutions like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to Canadian hospitals such as Toronto General Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Montreal General Hospital.

“We’re excited to have been named #1 in the region,” shared Leah Levesque, interim CEO of Queensway Carleton Hospital. “We’ve worked very hard to create and maintain a culture at QCH that puts the patient at the centre of every decision we make in terms of high quality, safe care. It’s a testament to the commitment of our team that we’ve been ranked so highly. And we’re committed to continually improving, because there’s always more that we can do.”

The Newsweek list was compiled by Statista Inc. who asked more than 40,000 medical experts in 11 countries to recommend the top institutions both in their own country, and internationally. These recommendations accounted for 55 per cent of the hospitals’ final score (50 per cent for domestic recommendations, 5 per cent for international), and were added to the patient survey results and the KPI’s – which were weighed at 15 and 35 per cent respectively – to rank the institutions.

Participants were surveyed over a period of four months between October 2018 and January 2019. The list does not include speciality hospitals, and was limited to hospitals with more than 100 inpatient beds.

About Queensway Carleton Hospital

Located in fast-growing west Ottawa, Queensway Carleton Hospital has built its reputation as a leading acute care hospital by seeing the person in each of the nearly 500,000 people who turn to it for care each year. QCH’s agility and collaborative culture enable it to respond quickly to the most pressing healthcare challenges facing its vibrant and growing communities through advanced programs that reinvent models of patient care.

For more information: Ann Fuller, Director of Communications, Queensway Carleton Hospital, at 613.721.2000 ext. 5601 or afuller@qch.on.ca.