The Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO) provides a focal point and a voice for strategic initiatives, on behalf of our member hospitals. Our role has evolved to meet the challenges of providing health care management and services in the most complex environments.
The CAHO community is committed to providing world-class patient care to Ontarians by harnessing our collective research strengths. Together, our members are effectively shaping health research policy in Ontario.
We advocate on behalf of our member hospitals to create greater understanding of the value of our integrated model of research, education, and capacity building providing better outcomes for the people of Ontario. By combining our collective strengths in research and knowledge translation, the CAHO community is making an impact felt around the province, and around the world.
CAHO hospitals make up 10 of 11 of Ontario’s lead trauma centres
Ontario’s academic hospitals provide specialized and urgent care (what we do): 65 per cent of quaternary, that is the most complex and resource intensive, care in Ontario; 100 per cent of transplants, 83 per cent of neurosurgeries, and 78 per cent of cardiac surgeries in Ontario
In regions where CAHO members are not represented, approximately 45 per cent of these populations seek care in one of our member hospitals