Hamilton Health Sciences

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Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a medical group of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.



Hamilton Health Sciences is affiliated with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. In October 2008, the Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation was named one of "Canada's Top 100 Employers" by Mediacorp Canada Inc., and was featured in Maclean's newsmagazine.[1]

It was formed in 1996 when Hamilton General, Henderson General, McMaster University Medical Centre, McMaster Children's Hospital and Chedoke Hospital merged to form Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation; this union formed one of the largest teaching hospitals in Ontario with four sites, approximately 8,000 employees and 1,000 physicians. St. Peter's Hospital became part of Hamilton Health Sciences in 2008.

The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute opened in 2010 and is located behind the Hamilton General Hospital. It is a $90-million Research Centre and employees nearly 500 scientists. The new building is 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2).[2] David Braley contributed $10-million towards the project.

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is a registered charitable organization that supports six of the hospitals and a cancer centre within Hamilton Health Sciences.


  1. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition". 
  2. ^ "Good Medicine: A $90-million health research centre set to rise on the edge of Hamilton's industrial heartland points the way to life after steel". Hamilton Spectator. 2007-05-09.