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Southlake named one of the Best Hospitals in the World

Tuesday March 28, 2023

2023 World’s Best Hospitals by Newsweek ranks Southlake in the Top 10 hospitals in Ontario

Southlake is proud to be named in the Top 10 hospitals in Ontario and Top 25 hospitals in Canada by Newsweek. Evaluated among the best medical institutions in 28 countries, Southlake raised its position by three spots compared to last year’s results in the World’s Best Hospitals ranking.

“We are honoured to be considered among the best hospitals in the country,” said Arden Krystal, President and CEO of Southlake. “Southlake is committed to building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. This recognition is a testament to the innovative and compassionate work of our doctors, nurses and staff in delivering an exceptional patient experience.”

Southlake serves some of the fastest growing and aging communities in Ontario. However, the hospital has not received a significant acute care expansion since 2003. Since then, the number of patients treated in Southlake’s emergency department has nearly doubled and the hospital is regularly over capacity. The organization is currently in the planning process to build a new state-of-the-art hospital and redevelop the existing site to meet the growing demand.

“This recognition is incredibly rewarding, especially at a time when our teams have been through so much over the last several years,” said Dr. Charmaine van Schaik, Chief of Staff at Southlake. “This award shows our team is continuing to provide leading edge care to the communities we serve, despite working under less-than-ideal circumstances. Thank you to Southlake’s entire team for their ongoing dedication and compassion.”

Powered by Statista, a global data firm, The World’s Best Hospital’s ranking by Newsweek was developed with input from a global board of renowned medical experts supporting the continuous development of the ranking’s methodology. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:

  • Recommendations from Medical Experts: an international online survey sent to more than 80,000 healthcare professionals
  • Patient Experience: Publicly available data from existing patient surveys was used to analyze patient experience
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures: standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life
  • Hospital Quality Metrics: quality of care measures for specific treatments, and indicators such as hygiene measures and patient safety