Lawson is the research institute of London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London. Our scientists work across the city at multiple hospital sites, and we are proud to be an integral part of both academic hospitals and the excellent, patient-centred care they provide. In addition to the hospitals, we work in close partnership Western University and a variety of other collaborators in London, Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. View a comprehensive list of our partners.
London Health Sciences Centre
London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) has been at the forefront of medicine in Canada for 142 years and offers the broadest range of specialized clinical services in Ontario. Building on the traditions of its founding hospitals to provide compassionate care in an academic teaching setting, LHSC is home to Children’s Hospital, University Hospital, Victoria Hospital, the Kidney Care Centre, two family medical centres, and two research institutes – Children’s Health Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute. As a leader in medical discovery and health research, LHSC has a history of over 65 international and national firsts and attracts top clinicians and researchers from around the world. As a regional referral centre, LHSC cares for the most medically complex patients including critically injured adults and children in southwestern Ontario and beyond. The hospital’s nearly 15,000 staff, physicians, students and volunteers provide care for more than one million patient visits a year.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London
Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) is a leading academic health care centre in Canada dedicated to helping people live to their fullest by minimizing the effects of injury, disease and disability through excellence in care, teaching and research. Through partnership with Lawson Health Research Institute and our collaborative engagement with other health care and academic partners, St. Joseph’s has become an international leader in the areas of: chronic disease management; medical imaging; specialized mental health care; rehabilitation; specialized geriatrics; and surgery. St. Joseph’s operates through a wide range of hospital, clinic and long-term and community-based settings, including: St. Joseph’s Hospital; Parkwood Institute; Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care; and Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care.
London Health Sciences Foundation
London Health Sciences Foundation (LHSF) is a Canada Revenue Agency registered charity accredited by both Imagine Canada and the Better Business Bureau, linking our community and health care experts – including physicians, allied professionals, researchers, staff and educators – together in pursuit of medical excellence at LHSC and Lawson Health Research Institute. Established to strengthen LHSC’s ability to provide the highest quality health care for patients in southwestern Ontario and beyond, LHSF offers opportunities to support enhanced patient care, education, healthcare innovation and research.
Children’s Health Foundation
Children’s Health Foundation is dedicated to raising and granting funds to support Children’s Hospital at LHSC, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and Children’s Health Research Institute. Since 1922, funds raised have helped deliver exceptional care and support for children and their families by providing specialized paediatric care, equipment, education programs, therapy, rehabilitation services and research.
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation
St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation gathers, grows and grants philanthropic funds to enable St. Joseph’s Health Care London to pursue excellence in care, teaching and research. Through donor support, the foundation contributes to advances in the delivery of patient care, specialized equipment, research initiatives and capital funds at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care and Lawson Health Research Institute. As one of the largest charitable organizations in Southwestern Ontario, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation is an accredited member of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program, which recognizes the foundation’s commitment to ethical fundraising and donor accountability.
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