Partners HealthCare is a not-for-profit health care system that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community locally and globally. Collaboration among their institutions and health care professionals is central to their efforts to advance their mission. Founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital – two of the nation’s leading academic medical centers – Partners HealthCare includes community and specialty hospitals, a managed care organization, a physician network, community health centers, home care and other health related services. Several of their hospitals are teaching affiliates of Harvard Medical School, and Partners is a national leader in biomedical research.
Partners has approximately 73,000 employees, including physicians, nurses, scientists, and caregivers. Partners institutions maintain a total research budget of more than $1.6 billion, and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) are the largest private hospital recipients of National Institutes of Health funding in the nation.