Juravinski Hospital

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Juravinski Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences
LocationHamilton, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°14′23″N 79°50′41″W / 43.23972°N 79.84472°W / 43.23972; -79.84472Coordinates: 43°14′23″N 79°50′41″W / 43.23972°N 79.84472°W / 43.23972; -79.84472
Care systemPublic Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
FundingPublic hospital
Hospital typeTeaching, Specialist
Affiliated universityMcMaster University
NetworkHamilton Health Sciences
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in Canada

The Juravinski Hospital is a hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada operated by Hamilton Health Sciences. It is located adjacent to the Juravinski Cancer Centre. The hospital was ranked 2nd in Canada for research according to Research Infosource Inc. in 2014.[1]

Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is a full-service general hospital offering excellence in cancer care, orthopedics and hepatobiliary surgery. The combination of inpatient and outpatient programs supports one of the busiest and largest comprehensive cancer centres in Canada, including community-based oncology clinics in Brantford and Burlington. The site’s focus is delivering a full spectrum of cancer care services, with programs ranging from prevention, screening and diagnosis to treatment including chemotherapy and the region’s only radiation treatment program. In addition, the Juravinski Hospital is the site of the Hamilton region's only hepatobiliary surgery center.


The site was first occupied by Mount Hamilton Hospital, which opened on Concession Street in April 1917 to help care for veterans of the First World War.[2]

In 1954, Nora Frances Henderson Hospital opened as a 322-bed maternity hospital on the same site.[2] It was named after the first woman on Hamilton City Council and the first elected to a Canadian city Board of Control.[2][3] She was a journalist and activist who had promoted children's and women's rights to health care. The hospital operated as Henderson General Hospital for several years.[3]

The site was redeveloped in 2010, and renamed Juravinski Hospital after Charles Juravinski, former owner of the Flamboro Downs racetrack. He and his wife Margaret donated $43 million to Hamilton city hospitals.[4]


The Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation raises funds to support the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre including: facilities, equipment, research, patient amenities, and staff education.


  1. ^ "Canada's Top 40 Hospitals" (PDF). Research Infosource Inc. Research Infosource Inc. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Henderson Hospital". McMaster University. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Henderson General Hospital Forever". Archived from the original on 2013-01-15.
  4. ^ "StreetBeat: "Mr. Generosity"" (Press release). The Hamilton Spectator. April 20, 2007.

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