September 15, 2020
Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary has been named No. 6 out of a total of 41 on the short list of best Canadian hospitals.
Foothills Medical Centre, also in Calgary, is No. 8. of a total of 41 on the short list of best Canadian hospitals.
Two Alberta hospitals have been named to the Canadian section of the 2020 list of the World’s Best Hospitals.
Rockyview General Hospital in Calgary has been named No. 6 out of a total of 41 on the short list of best Canadian hospitals. Foothills Medical Centre, also in Calgary, is No. 8.
Newsweek magazine, insurance provider GeoBlue and Statista, a global online data provider, created the list as a way to identify and celebrate the best hospitals around the globe.
“This is certainly welcome recognition for the two Alberta hospitals on the list,” says Alberta Health Services President and CEO Dr. Verna Yiu. “Of course, we do amazing things every day in all of our facilities. So I see this recognition as a tribute to the hard work, innovation and compassion within all of our hospitals across the province.”
This year marks the second year of the ranking, which included more than 1,500 medical institutions in 21 countries.
Hospitals were rated according to several criteria including common procedures and recommendations from medical experts.
More than 70,000 physicians, healthcare professionals and hospital managers in the 21 countries were invited to fill out the survey, which was online in late 2019. The survey did not include a list of recommended hospitals, so respondents could include any hospital except for those where they work. Each hospital in North America had to have at least 100 inpatient beds.
The Toronto General Hospital tops the Canadian list.
Alberta is the only prairie province with hospitals in the top 10.