Hamilton Health Sciences
Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a hospital network of seven hospitals and a cancer centre serving Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 2018 it was ranked 3rd in Canada on Research Infosource's Top 40 Hospitals in Canada list.[1]



Premature infant in the NICU at McMaster Children's Hospital
Premature infant in the NICU at McMaster Children's Hospital

Hamilton Health Sciences is affiliated with the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. In October 2008, the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc. and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine.[2]

It was formed in 1996 when Hamilton General, Henderson General, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital and Chedoke Hospital merged to form Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. The union formed one of the largest teaching hospitals in Ontario with four sites, approximately 8,000 employees, and 1,000 physicians. St. Peter's Hospital became part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 2008.

The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute opened in 2010 and is located behind the Hamilton General Hospital. It is a $90 million research centre and employees nearly 500 scientists. The new building is 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2).[3] David Braley contributed $10 million towards the project.

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization that supports six of the hospitals and the cancer centre within Hamilton Health Sciences.

The Ron Joyce Children's Centre, which opened in the fall 2015, is the only centre of its kind in Canada. The purpose built facility houses a variety of programs including: Autism Spectrum Disorder Service, Child and Youth Mental Health Program, Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program, Prosthetics and Orthotics Services and Audiology Services.


  1. ^ "Research Infosource Inc. :: Top 40 List". researchinfosource.com. Retrieved 2018-12-12.
  2. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".
  3. ^ "Good Medicine: A $90-million health research centre set to rise on the edge of Hamilton's industrial heartland points the way to life after steel". Hamilton Spectator. 2007-05-09.