Since 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital has been committed to delivering standard-setting medical care. Throughout the decades, the hospital has had a consistent commitment to advancing that care through pioneering research and educating future health care professionals. The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today.
Their five multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine – unite specialists across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, through MassGeneral Hospital for Children, they provide a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders.
The 999-bed medical center, located in the heart of Boston, offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care. At their main campus and four health centers Mass General annually admits approximately 48,000 inpatients, handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits, records more than 100,000 emergency room visits, performs more than 42,000 operations and delivers more than 3,600 babies.
Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of their staff physicians serve on the faculty. Since the hospital’s founding, Mass General has been committed to training and mentoring the next generation of international leaders in science and medicine, providing a wealth of opportunities for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, physical, occupational and speech and language therapists and other health professionals. These talented men and women, in turn, lend fresh and innovative perspective on how to treat and care for patients.
Mass General has long been a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. With an annual research budget of more than $786 million, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States – a program that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care.
Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2016, Mass General was named as the #3 in the nation and #1 in New England based on their quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.