Newsweek magazine ranks QCH top hospital in Ottawa, #25 in Canada

Queensway Carleton Hospital was ranked first among Ottawa-area hospitals, and 25th nationally in Newsweek Magazine’s ‘World’s Best Hospitals’ 2019 rankings.


Newsweek, in partnership with Statista Inc., selected 1,000 international hospitals as part of their survey based on the recommendations of medical professionals, patient survey results, and medical key performance indicators (KPIs).


Queensway Carleton Hospital was ranked 25th in Canada, and first in the Ottawa region, on a list that includes international institutions like the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the Cleveland Clinic, in addition to Canadian hospitals such as Toronto General Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Montreal General Hospital.


The Newsweek list was compiled by Statista Inc. who asked more than 40,000 medical experts in 11 countries to recommend the top institutions both in their own country, and internationally. These recommendations accounted for 55 per cent of the hospitals’ final score (50 per cent for domestic recommendations, 5 per cent for international), and were added to the patient survey results and the KPI’s – which were weighed at 15 and 35 per cent respectively – to rank the institutions.


Participants were surveyed over a period of four months between October 2018 and January 2019. The list does not include specialty hospitals, and was limited to hospitals with more than 100 inpatient beds.