Massachusetts General Hospital main entrance
Massachusetts General Hospital main entrance

Overview

Massachusetts General Hospital, a leading medical center located in the heart of Boston, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America. Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Mass General trains the next generation of medical and scientific leaders and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

We are committed to delivering the most advanced and compassionate care, pushing the boundaries of medicine, educating the next generation of care providers and researchers, and making a difference in the health of the communities we serve – locally and around the world.


World-Class Patient Care

Mass General has consistently been ranked among the top hospitals in the United States. In 2012 and 2015, Mass General was recognized as the #1 hospital in America by U.S. News & World Report. In 2016, Mass General was recognized as #3 out of almost 5,000 hospitals considered in the ranking. In all, Mass General has been ranked as one of the top three hospitals in America since 2010 and for 18 of the last 25 years.

Mass General is the only hospital in the nation to be ranked in all 16 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. Our patients have access to a network of physicians who are leaders within their specialty. Our six multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation, vascular medicine and trauma care – unite specialists across the hospital to offer comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders.
Learn more about the U.S. News ranking

Mass General is designated a Magnet® hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.


A Research Powerhouse

Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States and is the top recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 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 $800 million, our research program spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. Our research drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments.

Mass General topped the Nature Index list of health care organizations for publishing more articles in high-impact journals than any other hospital in America from February 2015 to January 2016.
Learn more about Mass General research


Leaders in Education

Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. We are committed to training and mentoring the next generation of international leaders in science and medicine, providing opportunities for physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. These talented men and women, in turn, lend fresh and innovative perspective on how we care for patients.

In January 2015, Mass General was named the top medical and surgical residency institution in the nation by Doximity, the largest online network for physicians. View residency and fellowship opportunities at Mass General


Excellence in Community Service

Our work has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families. Mass General partners with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work in these communities.

Mass General received the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service for leadership in addressing the opioid epidemic and social and economic determinants of health, reducing barriers to care for vulnerable populations and promoting health equity.

Mass General also works closely with health care institutions throughout New England and the nation to offer expert treatment and leading-edge clinical trials to patients in their communities. Read how Mass General is making a difference locally and globally


Setting the Bar for Quality & Safety

Quality And Safety

Safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these six tenets established by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are the foundation of Mass General’s approach to quality and safety. We measure our performance, set high goals and track our progress toward those goals. We compare ourselves against local and national benchmarks in key quality and safety areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible. Learn more about our quality and patient-safety programs


A 999-bed medical center, 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

Mass General and Brigham and Women's Hospital are the founding members of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that includes community hospitals, primary care and specialty physicians, specialty facilities, community health centers and other health-related entities.


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