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2021-22 Community Report


We’re heading towards
a brighter future

More than two years later, we continue to experience the impacts of the pandemic, but we’ve made impressive progress advancing other priorities despite the relentless pressures on our system. Our two-year journey to renew our aging hospital information system culminated on June 4 when we went live with Epic. Plus, we’ve made great strides in our work to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion for everyone who walks through our doors. Watch our videos to see what we’ve been up to.

Looking back at all
we have accomplished

Though many of our efforts were focused on recovering from the pandemic, we’re proud to have accomplished many milestones in other areas of our organization. Drag the timeline or use the arrows to scroll through our milestones.


May 2021: Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) benefits from enhancements and expansion of the nurse extern program, supporting health human resources. Read.
Aug: HHS is the first hospital in Canada to introduce new radiation therapy machines that deliver treatment four times faster. Read.
Oct: Newsweek ranks McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) as one of the best children’s hospitals in the world. Read.
Oct: HHS is designated a Choosing Wisely hospital. Read.
Nov: MCH is part of an $8 million government investment to treat eating disorders. Read.
Nov: HHS wins two Trillium Gift of Life awards.
Nov: HHS turns 25. Read.
Jan 2022: HHS receives top employer award. Read.
Feb: HHS receives a “game-changing” investment to integrate internationally-trained nurses. Read.
April: HHS and partners jointly signed the Hamilton Charter for Promoting Gender Equity in Health Care. Read.
April: The Ontario Government invests $20M to support redevelopment planning of Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and the expansion of Hamilton General Hospital’s emergency department. Read.
April: West Lincoln Memorial Hospital begins construction on a new hospital. Read.
May: Volunteers return to in-person roles at hospital sites. Read.
May: MCH and Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice enter into an agreement to build a pediatric hospice in Hamilton.
June: Best-in-class electronic health records system launches at HHS, the single largest clinical transformation in our history. Read.
June: Sustainable Hamilton Burlington honours HHS with two awards.
June: 3,600 patients sign-up to the new patient portal, MyChart, in the first two weeks since launching.


Our people are at the heart of what we do.
Click on each photo to read stories from our HHS community.


From waste to greenhouse gas emissions, we recognize that our patient care services impact the health of our environment and the health of our community. Learn about the key efforts we are making to improve on our environmental stewardship in five performance areas. View our environmental report infographic.

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HHS has a long tradition of curiosity, discovery, and willingness to think outside the box to transform health care through innovation. In collaboration with our team of health professionals, we foster the spirit of inquiry to identify problems that need solving. We forge strategic partnerships to find solutions to challenges we can’t tackle alone. And, through our commitment to innovation, we’re revolutionizing health care by empowering patients to partner in their own care for a more patient-centred, seamless system. See some of our recent innovation achievements in our latest Innovation Report.

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The best patient care in the future will require new processes, equipment and partnerships to keep up with new technology, changing demographics and increasing patient expectations.

We have stayed the course on investments that will ensure Hamilton Health Sciences remains a high-performing hospital that delivers exceptional and safe care to the patients we serve.

1.8 M Serving a region of
299950 + Patients served
1150 + COVID-19 patients cared for
142400 COVID-19 tests performed in Assessment Centre
1450 M Km/month saved for virtual care patients
100 + New clinical trials per year
1550 Global host sites conducting our research trials
52 Countries conducting our clinical trials
$ 1.0 Billion organization
12950 + Employees
1150 + Physicians
1150 + Volunteers

Thank you for continuing to make a vital difference.