Annual research funding of $169 million places Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care fourth in national rankings.
In a recent announcement, Research Infosource Inc., a leading Canadian research, consulting and publishing firm, has revealed its annual ranking of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and Providence Health Care Research Institute), proudly occupies the fourth position, with $168.8 million in research funding for the year 2022.
Research funding empowers VCHRI to compete on a global scale, and attract distinguished research clinicians and scientists from around the world. The VCHRI community — comprising over 2,400 members, including principal investigators, research staff and a diverse group of medical, graduate and post-graduate trainees — fosters a dynamic and thriving research ecosystem.
VCHRI is the home of nationally and internationally recognized research centres and programs. Dedication drives the institution to push the boundaries of cutting-edge research, pioneer innovative technologies, shape health care policies and conduct pivotal clinical trials. The ultimate goal is to enhance health outcomes, not only for the residents of British Columbia but also for people beyond its borders. Outside the realm of medicine, VCHRI’s research generates significant economic gains through job creation, research & technology transfer, incubating spinoff companies and investing in the training, recruitment and retention of future leaders.
Over the past decade, VCHRI’s commitment to excellence has been exemplified in its sustained presence among Canada’s top 40 research hospitals. This achievement is a tribute to the remarkable contributions of investigators and clinician-scientists, as well as the collective impact of VCHRI as one of Canada's largest research institutes.
"We express our gratitude to our dedicated VCH/UBC research community for this recognition. Their tireless efforts continue to pioneer world-class research, translating into tangible advancements in medical discoveries, expanded treatment options and improved population health,” says Dr. Patricia Daly, Vice President, Public Health & Chief Medical Health Officer at Vancouver Coastal Health.
“VCHRI’s research endeavours are wholly aligned with the health care needs of patients and the broader Canadian population."
The top five establishments in Research Infosource’s ranking include the University Health Network, the Hospital for Sick Children, McGill University Health Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and Provincial Health Services Authority. The cumulative research revenue for Canada’s top 40 research hospitals reached an impressive $3.2 billion in the year 2022.