McMaster University Medical Centre
Hamilton Health Sciences
McMaster University Medical Centre is located in Ontario
McMaster University Medical Centre
LocationOntario, Canada
Coordinates43°15′34″N 79°55′03″W / 43.2594°N 79.9175°W / 43.2594; -79.9175Coordinates: 43°15′34″N 79°55′03″W / 43.2594°N 79.9175°W / 43.2594; -79.9175
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
FundingPublic hospital
TypeTeaching, Specialist
Affiliated universityMcMaster University
Emergency departmentYes (pediatric)
HelipadTC LID: CPJ3
ListsHospitals in Canada

The McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) is a major Ontario hospital with three key services: McMaster Children's Hospital, Women's Health Centre and Adult Outpatient Services. It is a teaching hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. It is a part of McMaster University, but operated by Hamilton Health Sciences. The hospital was recently ranked 2nd in Canada for research according to Research Infosource Inc.[1]

McMaster University Medical Centre (MUMC) delivers a wide range of women's health services including high-risk obstetrics and gynecology to patients throughout the region. It also serves as the home for a range of adult outpatient clinics and day surgery. The site hosts one of Canada's premier digestive disease programs which, in conjunction with McMaster University, conducts more digestive disease research than any other program in the country.


The McMaster University Medical Centre is the largest facility located at McMaster University. It is a multi-use research hospital that ranks among the largest public buildings in Canada.[2] It is connected to the Life Sciences Building and the Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery, which houses many well-funded research groups in areas of genetics, infectious diseases and several specific conditions.[3]

MUMC is located on the same site as McMaster Children's Hospital (Mac Kids).


The McMaster Medical Center site is equipped with an offsite helipad for quicker patient transfer to the hospital. This Helipad was built to allow for quicker and safer transfers to hospitals.


The building itself is a brutalist structure designed by Eb Zeidler and opened in 1969. Controversial for its design and appropriation of Royal Botanical Gardens land, in 2014 the McMaster Medical Centre was designated a landmark by the Ontario Association of Architects.[4]


  1. ^ "Canada's Top 40 Hospitals" (PDF). Research Infosource Inc. Research Infosource Inc. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ Largest Pediatric Academic Health Sciences centres in Canada Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Office of Public Relations, McMaster University (November 2, 2010). "Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning & Discovery". McMaster University. McMaster University. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011.
  4. ^ MacLeod, Meredith (Jun 20, 2014). "McMaster hospital hailed as 'landmark'". Hamilton Spectator. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2015.