Overview

Excellence Every Day

Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, Massachusetts General Hospital delivers exceptional care grounded in leading-edge research, advanced treatment offerings and the latest clinical trials. We are pleased to be named among America's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

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Massachusetts General Hospital's main campus, located in Boston

Massachusetts General Hospital has been ranked among the top five hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report ever since the rankings began. In 2017, Mass General is recognized as #4 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals considered in the ranking; Mass General is also ranked in all 16 specialties considered by U.S. News & World Report, a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise.

  • Experts in treating the most complex medical conditions
  • Harvard Medical School teaching hospital
  • Largest hospital-based research institution in the U.S.
  • Nationally recognized for excellence in nursing

Thousands of people from around the world travel to Boston each year to receive care at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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World-Class Medical Care

Massachusetts General Hospital is the first and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of our staff physicians serve on the faculty. Our 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. Each year, we see nearly 1.6 million patients.

Our multidisciplinary approach to care unites specialists from across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical treatments.

Located in the Heart of Boston

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The Boston seaport

Massachusetts General Hospital's main campus spans nearly 30 buildings, housing inpatient and ambulatory care services as well as research labs, administrative offices and amenities like cafeterias and cafes, a chapel, a healing garden, gift shops and a museum.




Patient Experience

Excellence in Care

Massachusetts General Hospital is designated a Magnet® hospital, the gold standard for nursing excellence, by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Research demonstrates that Magnet® hospitals have better patient outcomes, patient satisfaction and nursing satisfaction. To date, fewer than 7% of all hospitals in the United States have received this recognition.

Meet our Patients

Courtney's Story: Pregnancy and Heart Health

Courtney first came to Mass General at the age of 8 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer in her leg. Mass General treated and cured her as child, but the chemotherapies used put her at risk for a weakened heart. Courtney's care team coached her through two pregnancies, ensuring that she remained healthy and also delivered two healthy babies. Watch video

Jack's Story: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Jack's Story: Adult Congenital Heart Disease

At age 16, Jack Cadigan appeared to be a healthy, athletic high school student. That changed during a summer volunteer trip to Haiti, when doctors identified an atrial septal defect, or a hole, in his heart. See how a Mass General team repaired Jack’s heart—and saved a young Haitian girl in the process. Watch video

Bob's Story: Resynching a Heart—and a Life

Resynching a Heart—and a Life: Bob's Story

Jane and Bob Wass have been married for 59 years and rarely leave one another’s side. Jane left Bob at home for 35 minutes one afternoon and, when she returned, she found Bob had collapsed from a heart attack. They went to Mass General, where they learned he had a dyssynchrony. Bob's care team implanted a pacemaker and defibrillator, and he experienced an immediate improvement in his health. The team continues to monitor Bob’s heart remotely. Watch video

The Best Care, Virtually Anywhere

Remote Second Opinions

Whether you live in New England, across the United States or around world, specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital are available to review your medical records and provide an expert opinion on your diagnosis or treatment plan—without the need for an in-person visit. Learn more about our remote second opinion service

TeleHealth

The TeleHealth program at Massachusetts General Hospital uses innovative technology to enhance care for patients who travel to the hospital from outside the Boston region. TeleHealth services provide our patients and their local physician or specialist virtual options for access to the expertise of their Mass General clinicians, without the need to travel back to Boston. Learn more about TeleHealth

Research

Leading-edge Research


Massachusetts General Hospital is America’s #1 research hospital. Our teams of passionate experts collaborate to bridge innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. Mass General publishes more research articles in prestigious medical journals (see Nature Index) and receives more federal funding than any other independent hospital in the country. With an annual research budget of more than $850 million, our research program spans more than 30 clinical departments and centers across the hospital and approximately 1,200 clinical trials are taking place at Mass General at any given time. Our research drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments for our patients locally and around the globe.

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Proto Magazine stakes its ground on medicine’s leading edge, reporting back from the frontiers of research and practice—exploring breakthroughs, dissecting controversies and opening a forum for informed debate. Explore the latest articles

Mass General Magazine focuses on impact. Its stories look at lives changed by the extraordinary care provided by Mass General doctors, nurses and other caregivers. Read the magazine

Advances at Mass General is a bi-annual physician-to-physician publication, which communicates specific advances made in the treatment and diagnosis of disease within Massachusetts General Hospital’s multidisciplinary care centers. Browse the latest issue