Toronto (March 21, 2019) – Toronto General Hospital (TG), Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic and others were named the 10 best hospitals in the world in a global ranking. TG is cited for leading transplant research and innovation, including a triple organ transplant, and for cardiovascular care at its Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.

Published on March 20, the global ranking references 1,000 institutions and is managed by a global market research company in partnership with Newsweek magazine. The top 10 list was finalized by a panel of doctors, medical professionals and administrators across four continents.

TG is the proud member of University Health Network (UHN), Canada's largest health sciences research and education hospital, affiliated with the University of Toronto.

"UHN is proud to be recognized amongst this elite group of hospitals. This recognition is a testament to our staff, Board and volunteers – past and present," says Dr. Kevin Smith, UHN President & CEO.

"UHN's vision is to contribute to the creation of a healthier world. We have a global track record of success to build on thanks to the collaborative work of many people at UHN – which includes TG, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto Rehab Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. None of this would be possible without the support of the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada through the Tri-Councils, and especially our Foundations and donors who support our drive to excellence," Dr. Smith says.

Among TG's other world firsts, insulin was developed here in 1922 and saw its first clinical use in the treatment of diabetes. TG performed the world's first successful single and double lung transplant in 1983 and 1986. In 2008, TG increased the number of donor organs available for transplant world-wide through the development of the Toronto Ex Vivo Perfusion System. In 1950, the first external heart pacemaker was used in an open-heart resuscitation.

About University Health Network

University Health Network includes Toronto General and Toronto Western Hospitals, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education at UHN. The scope of research and complexity of cases at University Health Network has made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has the largest hospital-based research program in Canada, with major research in cardiology, transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, surgical innovation, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and rehabilitation medicine. University Health Network is a research hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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