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Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton General Hospital
Geography
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organization
Care system Public Medicare (Canada) (OHIP)
Hospital type Teaching
Affiliated university McMaster University
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds  ??
Speciality Trauma and Cardiac Surgery
History
Founded 1848
Links
Website home page
Lists Hospitals in Canada

The Hamilton General Hospital is major teaching hospital on the corners of Barton Street East and Victoria Avenue North in downtown Hamilton, Canada that is affiliated with McMaster University. It is sometimes referred to as "HGH".

Founded in 1848, Hamilton Health Sciences is the largest employer in Hamilton with nearly 10,000 employees and serves approximately 2.2 million people in central south and central west Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of five unique hospitals and a cancer centre, they include Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton General Hospital, Henderson General Hospital, McMaster Children's Hospital, McMaster University Medical Centre and the Juravinski Cancer Centre. Hamilton Health Sciences is affiliated with McMaster University's Faculty of Health Sciences. It is one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada.[1] 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.[2]

The David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute is a $90-million Research Centre that will be home to 500+ scientists and will be built right behind the Hamilton General Hospital. The new building with 165,000 square feet (15,300 m2) is expected to open in 2010. At least 250 new jobs will be added to the local economy.[3] David Braley contributed $10-million towards the project. Braley's donation marks an important transition in Hamilton's economy, as he takes money he made in the industrial economy and uses it to help the community develop a more diverse economic base. David Braley is the president of auto-parts manufacturer Orlick Industries Ltd., former owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and current owner of the B.C. Lions.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Hamilton Health Sciences". http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/. Retrieved 2008-08-16.  
  2. ^ "Reasons for Selection, 2009 Canada's Top 100 Employers Competition". http://www.eluta.ca/top-employer-hamilton-health.  
  3. ^ "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.  
  4. ^ Hemsworth, Wade (2007-05-09). "'Our city's going to be strong.'". The Hamilton Spectator.  

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