Shouldice Hospital

As one of the few private health care facilities in Canada, Shouldice Hospital continues to set an example for Canadian hospitals and beyond. Its global reputation as presenting best practices in treatment and care attracts patients from across Canada and around the world to its medical campus outside Toronto.

Founded in 1945, Shouldice Hospital is the world’s leading centre of excellence in abdominal wall hernia repair. Designed specifically to meet the needs of hernia patients, Shouldice is a fully licensed, 89-bed surgical hospital. Their specially trained surgical teams perform over 7,000 hernia repairs annually, with an unparalleled success rate.


  • Shouldice Hospital is equipped with 5 operating rooms and 89 hospital beds.
  • The 10 full-time surgeons at Shouldice are leading industry experts in treating hernias.
  • All of the hospital’s staff surgeons are licensed by the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons and some are also U.S. board certified.
  • Shouldice employs over 160 members of staff and the average length of employment in the hospital is 10 years.

The hospital was founded in 1945 by Dr. Edward Earle Shouldice and is still privately owned and operated. The founder’s son, Dr. Byrnes Shouldice, and his family, continue to take an active role in managing the hospital.

Since 1983, Shouldice Hospital has been featured as an example of specialized excellence in the Harvard Business School MBA program.

Going into its 8th decade, Shouldice Hospital continues delivering the world’s best surgical outcomes and patient experience in hernia repair.


Address:7750 Bayview Ave, Thornhill, ON L3T 4A3, Canada

Phone: +1 905-889-1125