Did you know Massachusetts General Hospital:

  • Serves patients on its main campus and at its health centers in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea, Everett, North End and Revere and its community locations in Danvers, Foxborough and Waltham
  • Is the hospital where the first public demonstration of surgical anesthesia (1846) and the first successful reattachment of a severed limb (1962) were accomplished
  • Is the home of the largest hospital-based research program in the United States
  • Established the first medical social service department within a hospital (in 1905)
  • Is the original teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School
  • Was the first hospital in Massachusetts to receive Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing (2003)
  • Deployed 90 volunteers to Haiti to join relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake
  • Opened the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care (2004) and the Lunder Building (2011), two new Boston campus facilities notable for their groundbreaking design
  • Has trained or employed 11 Nobel Laureates (as of 2012)
  • Was the #4 hospital in the nation for 2016-17, according to U.S. News & World Report  and has been ranked among the top five hospitals ever since the rankings began

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