Newsweek names QCH top hospital in region


“I’m privileged to have been able to come to work every day and be the best I can be; and I believe our successes can be attributed to the great team of healthcare professionals I work with every day at QCH.” Says Patricia Kavanagh, Care Facilitator at QCH.

Newsweek Magazine named Queensway Carleton Hospital one of the top 25 hospitals in Canada, and #1 in Ottawa in 2019.

QCH was also listed alongside healthcare institutions in Canada like Toronto General Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and international leaders like the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins.

“We’re excited to have been named #1 in the region,” said Leah Levesque, interim CEO at QCH. “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.”

And that drive for continual improvement is a reflection of the leadership of the late Tom Schonberg, who served as QCH’s CEO for nearly 20 years before he unexpectedly passed away in February.

Schonberg was well-loved for his steadfast dedication to the QCH community. He led the hospital through some its’ most fundamental expansions, encouraged advancement in patient-centred care, and helped QCH attain recognition for care and innovation beyond Ottawa.

“Tom was truly committed to lifting our hospital – all of us – to be everything we can be. He was so proud of QCH,” stressed Levesque. “He was a remarkable man, and his commitment to this organization and our community was unwavering.”


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