The hospital ranks 64th among the best Canadian institutions

Montfort, one of the World's Best Hospitals

Ottawa, March 29, 2019 - It is with great pride that the Montfort team learnt that the academic hospital made the list of the World's Best 1000 Hospitals, as established by the prestigious American Newsweek magazine. Nationally, Montfort ranks 64th out of the 100 best Canadian hospitals.

“Every day, the people of the Montfort team take concrete action to improve the safety and well-being of our patients and their loved ones," said Dr. Bernard Leduc, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hôpital Montfort. "Yes, we are very happy and proud to be recognized as one of the best in the world. But we also receive this honour with a certain humility, as we must continue to grow every day in order to achieve our vision of being a hospital of reference for outstanding services.”  

Compiled for the first time this year, the list includes hospitals in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Israel. The ranking was based on three data sources:

  • Recommendations from medical experts, based on feedback from 40,000 doctors, hospital managers and health professionals
  • Results from patient surveys
  • Medical key performance indicators 

Newsweek's list of the World's Best Hospitals can be found at
Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. Affiliated to the University of Ottawa, the hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. Thanks to its partnership with the Institut du Savoir Montfort, a knowledge institute, Montfort has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals. The daily actions of the Montfort team are guided by compassion, respect, mutual support, excellence and accountability. 

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Hôpital Montfort
613-746-4621, ext. 2049