About This Center

Massachusetts General Hospital created the Critical Care Center in 2010 to unify efforts across its nine intensive care units (ICUs) to promote the hospital’s clinical, education, research and outreach missions.

Dr. J. Perren Cobb

Dr. J. Perren Cobb, MD
Director, Mass General Critical
Care Center

Critical Care Center Vision

The vision of the Mass General Critical Care Center is to be a regional benchmark for delivery of patient-focused, family-centered critical care, to be a national model for critical care delivery and education, and to be an international leader in basic, translational and clinical research.

"Best Care Today...Better Care Tomorrow”

Just as the Flexnor Report accelerated progress in medical education at the turn of the 20th century, the Institute of Medicine’s report “To Err is Human” raised awareness about the quality and safety of care at the turn of the 21st century. The Critical Care Center’s goal is to provide the best care available today, and even better care tomorrow. This will be achieved through the development of novel, transdisciplinary educational programs and by generating new knowledge of basic, translational and clinical science.

Partners for Critical Care

By its nature, care for the critically ill and injured is optimized when practiced by a multidisciplinary team. This is true not only for the clinical mission but also for the education, research and outreach missions. The Critical Care Center collaborates with clinicians, educators, scientists and administrators at several Boston institutions, including teaching affiliates of the Harvard Medical School. The Critical Care Center also networks with other leaders in critical care through national and international research and performance improvement initiatives.

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