The Partners affiliation was established to create an integrated health care delivery system providing excellent, cost-effective care while maintaining the Mass General’s history of dedication to teaching and research.

Partners is an integrated health care system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated, high-quality care. The system includes primary care and specialty physicians, community hospitals, the two founding academic medical centers, specialty facilities, community health centers, and other health-related entities. Partners HealthCare is a nonprofit organization.

In addition to the founding institutions, Partners HealthCare System now includes North Shore Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.