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SickKids among top three paediatric health-care centres worldwide in Nature Index rankings
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SickKids among top three paediatric health-care centres worldwide in Nature Index rankings


SickKids also named top Canadian health-care institution in high-quality research.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is proud to be the top Canadian health-care centre among the Top 200 Healthcare Institutions in Nature Index 2021 Annual Tables. SickKids ranked number 23 of health-care institutions globally – up from 28th in 2020. This elevated ranking brings SickKids into the top three paediatric health-care centres in the world, alongside Boston Children’s Hospital and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

The Nature Index 2021 Annual Tables highlight the institutions and countries that dominated high-quality research in the natural sciences in 2020 as tracked by Nature Index. The tables are based on an institution’s or country’s share of articles published in the 82 prestigious scientific journals selected by an independent panel of experts and tracked by the Nature Index database.

“This is outstanding news for SickKids and well-deserved recognition for our collective commitment to advancing child health research through innovation, and our relentless drive to improve care, policy, and outcomes for children and youth,” says Dr. Stephen Scherer, Chief of Research at SickKids.

As Canada’s largest hospital-based child health research institute, SickKids Research Institute is where over 2,000 researchers, trainees, and staff are working together to take on the toughest challenges in child health. To support our vision, SickKids is conducting and translating groundbreaking research, training the next generation of researchers and supporting global scientific communities with knowledge and state-of-the-art facilities.

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