Patient and family-centered care for the critically ill

One of the few centers of its kind, the Critical Care Center at Massachusetts General Hospital is a regional benchmark for multidisciplinary care, a national model for innovation and an international leader in research.Learn more learn more

09/11/2014: Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email

04/18/2014: Why we run

MGH marathon runners — in their own words

07/22/2013: TeleStroke: Real-time Resources for Better Patient Care

Through the TeleStroke network, 30 emergency departments across the northeast have real-time access to stroke experts 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

07/16/2013: #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

06/06/2013: Pediatric Nursing Staff Receives Yvonne L. Munn Research Award

Arlene Kelleher, RN, Nursing Director of the Pediatric ICU, Brenda Miller, RN, Nursing Director of Ellison 17 and 18, and staff win the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Award.

04/04/2013: Critical Care Center staff win award for research in patient and family support

Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center staff members were recognized for their study on communication between providers and family members in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

03/22/2013: Raising awareness of traumatic brain injury

ONE MOMENT TOM KEARNEY was walking along busy Oxford Street in London, England – the next he was laying on the pavement with a cracked skull, collapsed lungs and blood streaming from his ears and mouth. It was Dec. 18, 2009, and the businessman and Harvard University graduate had just been struck by a 16-ton bus – the impact projecting him 20 feet down the street and leaving him in a near-death coma.

12/07/2012: Enhancing the patient and family experience

Local artist donates prints to the MGH Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) waiting room.

11/02/2012: Raising awareness about domestic violence

The MGH Domestic Violence Working Group hosted “In Her Shoes,” an interactive education event in recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

10/24/2012: PICU Study Finds Telemedicine Feasible for Remotely Managing Care

In a recent study, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) found that nighttime telemedicine linking staff intensivists on overnight home-call with PICU bedside care providers, patients and their families is technologically feasible and beneficial for remotely managing critically ill patients.

07/17/2012: Massachusetts General Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll

Massachusetts General Hospital has moved into the number one spot on the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” list.

07/02/2012: Mass General Critical Care Center investigators enjoy first research retreat

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators collaborate with clinical staff to generate new knowledge and discuss innovations at the First Annual Critical Care Research Retreat.

06/08/2012: Scholar program established

At age 81, Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, is one of the hospital’s most veteran and most beloved physicians. To honor the legendary MGH cardiologist, the Roman W. DeSanctis, MD, Endowed Distinguished Scholar in Medicine has been established through the generosity of donor Joan Fu and several others.

09/01/2011: The First Annual Henning Pontoppidan Visiting Professorship

The Mass General Critical Care Center welcomed Dr. Richard S. Hotchkiss as the First Annual Pontoppidan Visiting Professor, September 1, 2011.

07/01/2011: The Roots of Critical Care

The MGH Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine traces its roots back to the October 16, 1846 public demonstration of medical ether.

07/01/2011: Easing the Strain of the Intensive Care Unit

Mass General’s vision for the ICU of the future has also grown to include a more gentle way of saying goodbye.

06/23/2011: A New Vision for Intensive Care

Mass General’s Critical Care Center is the first in New England, and MGH critical care clinicians want more patients to leave the hospital stronger.

08/27/2010: Instant care for the smallest, sickest patients

MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Imagine it's the middle of the night, and a resident in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) needs to consult with the attending physician on call about a patient.

07/08/2010: Mass General Heart Center nurse honored as national leader in mentoring

A clinical nurse specialist on the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit received national recognition for her role as a educator and mentor.

12/19/2008: Home for Christmas

One year ago, a team of intensive care experts at Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to save Karla Leavenworth's life.

01/01/2012: Mass General Magazine

Mass General Magazine is a publication for supporters and friends of Massachusetts General Hospital that takes you inside the hospital and explores its patient care and research programs here and around the world. It features rich photo essays and in-depth profiles from across the Mass General world.

01/01/2011: Advances at Mass General

Advances at Mass General, winter 2011 issue
Read Advances at Mass General, a bi-annual news magazine published for our colleagues from the physicians of Massachusetts General Hospital.

05/01/2014: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Providing Compassionate and Effective Perioperative Palliative Care from Preoperative Clinic through Postoperative ICU

Rebecca A. Aslakson, MD, discusses effective perioperative palliative care and its role in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

03/06/2014: Critical Care Grand Rounds: The Management of Adults with Severe Sepsis in Resource-limited Settings

Shevin T. Jacob, MD, MPH, presents on the management of adults with severe sepsis in resource-limited settings.

01/02/2014: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Mass General TeleBurns and the Applicability of Telemedicine in the ICU

Shawn P. Fagan, MD, medical director of the Sumner Redstone Burn Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, presents on telemedicine within the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

11/07/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Improving Intensive Care Unit Outcomes: Easy as ABCDE

J. Perren Cobb, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center, presents on the ABCDE Bundle for quality assurance and performance improvement.

10/24/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: First, Do No Harm: Quality Improvement in the ICU

Michael Gropper, MD, PhD, director of Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, discusses the importance of quality improvement in the Intensive Care Unit.

09/05/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Keep Your Patients Moving—Early Mobilization in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Matthias Eikermann, MD, PhD, director of research in the Critical Care Division of the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital will discuss the impact of early mobilization in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).

07/18/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Continuous Brain Monitoring in Critical Care

Members of the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center and the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine discuss continuous brain monitoring in critical care.

05/02/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: 'Time Makes a Difference to Everyone, Everywhere: Critical Opportunities in Emergency Care'

The Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center welcomes Charles B. Cairns, MD, FACEP, FAHA, for a discussion of critical care opportunities in emergency medicine.

03/12/2013: Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium

The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) at the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center and the Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center host a symposium on traumatic brain injury (TBI).

03/07/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: 'Critical Care for All: Dream or Reality?'

Satish Bhagwanjee, MB, ChB, will discuss the possibility of providing critical care services to people around the world.

01/03/2013: Critical Care Grand Rounds: “The Role of Starch in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)”

Aranya Bagchi, MBBS, and Lorenzo Berra, MD, will discuss the rationale and the effects of using starch in a recent randomized, controlled trial on the use of starch in critically ill patients.

11/01/2012: Critical Care Grand Rounds: "The Prowess-Shock Trial: Results and Implications for Future Trials for Sepsis"

Taylor Thompson, MD, will discuss the rationale for conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of rhAPC within the approved indication (septic shock) and the implications this negative trial has for future clinical trials for sepsis.

09/20/2012: Critical Care Grand Rounds: “Barotrauma, Blackberries and Best Practice: How We Use and Abuse Discoveries”

Annual Henning Pontoppidan Visiting Professor William E. Hurford, MD, presents “Barotrauma, Blackberries and Best Practice: How We Use and Abuse Discoveries.”

09/06/2012: Critical Care Grand Rounds: “The Science of Leading Yourself"

2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds with guest Wiley “Chip” Souba, MD, ScD, MBA, present “The Science of Leading Yourself."

07/05/2012: 2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds

2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds with guest speaker Daniel A. Lichtenstein, MD, co-hosted with the Mass General Emergency Dept Ultrasound Division led by Dr. Vicki Noble

06/12/2012: Critical Care Grand Rounds: Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Robert C. Tasker, MBBS, MD, FRCP, chair of the Neurocritical Care Program at Children’s Hospital Boston presents "Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: Learning What Treatment Works"

05/03/2012: 2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds

2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds with guest speaker Margaret (“Gretchen”) Schwarze, MD, MPP, FACS

03/01/2011: 2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds

2012 Critical Care Grand Rounds with guest speaker Clifford Deutschuman, MS, MD, FCCM

Celebrating 200 Years: 1811 - 2011

Since 1811, people have counted on Mass General for answers, innovations and medical leadership. As our third century dawns, we remain ready to serve.

Jonathan Friedstat, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

As a burn and critical care fellow at Mass General, Jonathan has worked closely with MGHfC staff. Why is he running to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research? “None of these kids asked for this problem, and neither did their families."


U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals 2015-2016

U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General the #1 hospital in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 different specialties. Learn more about why we're #1

Give the gift of life – donate tissue & organs

Massachusetts General Hospital and New England Organ Bank work together to facilitate organ, tissue and eye donations.