Hamilton Health Sciences
- Hamilton General Hospital
- McMaster University Medical Centre
- McMaster Children's Hospital
- Chedoke Hospital
- St. Peter's Hospital
- Juravinski Hospital
- Juravinski Cancer Centre
Hamilton Health Sciences is affiliated with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. It is one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada.1 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; this union formed one of the largest teaching hospitals in Ontario, operating across four sites with approximately 8,000 employees and 1,000 physicians. Other hospitals soon followed. St. Peter's Hospital became part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 2008.
HHS is the largest employer in Hamilton with nearly 10,000 employees and serves approximately 2.3 million people in central south and central west Ontario.
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 that is home to 500+ scientists. The new building is 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2).3 David Braley contributed $10-million towards the project. Braley's donation marks an important transition in Hamilton's economy, as he takes money he made in the industrial economy and uses it to help the community develop a more diverse economic base. David Braley is the president of auto-parts manufacturer Orlick Industries Ltd., former owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and current owner of the B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts.45
The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization that supports the six hospitals and cancer centre of Hamilton Health Sciences. Serving a region of 2.3 million people in south-central Ontario, the generosity of our donors enables us to fund capital redevelopment projects, purchase medical equipment and technology, and invest in research. Our mission is to support patient care, research and education; our goal is Health Care, Transformed.
- "Hamilton Health Sciences". Retrieved 2008-08-16.
- "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition".
- "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.
- Hemsworth, Wade (2007-05-09). "'Our city's going to be strong.'". The Hamilton Spectator.
- "Braley Has No Plans to Sell Lions After Buying Argos".
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