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VGH named seven times in Newsweeks global rankings of best hospitals


For the second straight year, Newsweek has recognized Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) as one of the world's best hospitals for its continued excellence and leadership in patient care.

The World's Best Hospitals 2022 list recognizes the best medical institutions from across 27 countries and is evaluated based on three key criteria:

  • Hospital recommendations from peers: an international online survey that included more than 80,000 doctors, hospital managers and health-care professionals

  • Patient experience: surveys measuring patient satisfaction with hospitals

  • Medical KPIs: patient safety, hygiene measures and quality of treatment

In addition, VGH also made the publication's list of the World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 in five different categories:


The Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic placed 27th on the list (two up from last year's ranking of 29th), ahead of other centres in Canada, Europe, Asia and the United States. The clinic is made up of a multidisciplinary team and sees patients from across British Columbia.


The UBC Endocrinology Division has debuted on the list at number 45, ahead of several well-known hospitals worldwide. The Division includes the VGH Diabetes Clinic, which has a multidisciplinary team providing education, support and treatment to individuals with complex diabetes management issues. Endocrinologists at VGH provide a full-spectrum of consultant care, teaching and research in the areas of thyroid, pituitary, adrenal, reproductive and transgender health.


For the second year in a row, VGH has also made Newsweek's list of the top 200 cardiology programs. Coming in at number 82, the program is known for the outstanding work of the UBC Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, which offers a wide range of general and specialized cardiac services including ambulatory and inpatient consultative cardiology and cardiac intensive care.


VGH's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs have debuted on the list at number 82. This team provides education and exercise programs designed specifically for people who are living with chronic lung disease.


​VGH's Department of Neurosurgery has debuted on the list at number 115. The department provides comprehensive specialized care for all types of neurosurgical illnesses, including brain and spinal cord tumors, hemorrhages, traumatic injuries, as well as some degenerative conditions of the spine and brain.

“A fantastic achiev​​​​ement"​

“The global-level recognition is well-deserved," comments Dr. Ladan Sadrehashimi, Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Acute Services. “It illustrates what we already know – we provide exceptional patient care."

“And it demonstrates the immense skill of our teams and how they continue to go above and beyond for patients every day," adds Dr. Vinay Dhingra, Senior Medical Director, Vancouver Acute Services.

“Its extremely exciting to see VGH recognized again this year and in so many categories," says Michelle de Moor, Interim Vice President, Vancouver Acute Services. “This not only demonstrates the exceptional caliber of our teams, but the passion and innovation they bring to patient care despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic. It's a remarkable achievement and I am so proud!"​

Vancouver Coastal Health​ boasts four of Newsweek's best hospitals in Canada

VGH (number 7), UBC Hospital (number 18), Lions Gate Hospital (number 47), and Richmond Hospital (number 50) all made the publication's list of Canada's best hospitals in 2022 – four of the eight B.C. hospitals listed.

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