Awards & Recognitions

Massachusetts General Hospital is recognized for achieving the highest standards in patient care, education and research, ranking the hospital among the most prestigious medical institutions. As a hospital within Mass General, MassGeneral Hospital for Children shares the following awards and recognitions.


U.S. News & World Report's Honor Roll of America's Best Hospitals, 2013-14

U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #2 in the nation and #1 in New England based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

Nurses Magnet Award
American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Hospital

Magnet designation represents the highest honor available for nursing excellence and is achieved by fewer than 7% of hospitals in the United States. In 2003, Mass General became the first hospital in the state of Massachusetts to receive this distinction.

Leapfrog Top Hospital Award
Leapfrog Top Hospital

Mass General has been designated as a “Top Hospital” for patient safety and health care quality practices by The Leapfrog Group, whose quality and safety survey is an important measure of a hospital’s commitment to patients’ well being

Gold Performance Achievement Award
Gold Performance Achievement Award—Stroke

Mass General has received the American Stroke Association's Get With the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award. This award honors the hospital for implementing best practices for stroke care and ensuring stroke patients receive the highest quality care according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award
AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50

For the third consecutive year, AARP has named Mass General as one of the top employers in the United States for employees over age 50.

Working Mother Award
Working Mother 100 Best Companies, 2008

Working Mother magazine has selected Mass General as one of the top 100 employers in the country for working mothers, an accolade the hospital has received for the last three years.

Best Places to Work in Acadamia Award
The Scientist Best Places to Work in Academia, 2008

The Scientist, a magazine for life sciences professionals, has again honored Mass General as one of the Best Places to Work in Academia.

The Boston Globe 100 Top Places to Work
The Boston Globe 100 Top Places to Work

Massachusetts General Hospital was selected by the Boston Globe as one of the top 25 large companies to work for in Massachusetts.

DistinctionsLevel 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Trauma Program has been verified by American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 center—the highest level-- for 20 years under the medical direction of Daniel P. Ryan, MD.

Designated ECMO Center
The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization recognizes MassGeneral Hospital for Children as a designated center in neonatal pulmonary, pediatric pulmonary and cardiac care for patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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