The Office of Patient Advocacy serves as the liaison between patients and the hospital in their expressions of praise or concern so that moral, ethical, operational and care standards are upheld on behalf of Mass General patients.

Our Goal

At Massachusetts General Hospital, our goal is to provide the best health care and medical service possible. Sometimes we exceed expectations. Every now and then, however, we may fail to meet our patients’ or families’ expectations. We want to learn from your experience, good or not so good. The Office of Patient Advocacy welcomes your compliments. We are also here to help you resolve a problem. The Office of Patient Advocacy was created to provide a link between you and Mass General leaders. Patient Advocates have the authority to communicate your compliments or to look into your complaint. If you have a complaint, we will work to resolve your problem in a neutral and non-threatening way.

Your Concerns Are Important to Us

Most patients or families who are not satisfied with our service may hesitate to talk to us about their complaints because they may not know how or they may not think it will do any good. If you contact us, two things will happen. You will give us a chance to try to resolve your problem and in solving your problem, we will also learn how to provide better service. The information that you provide is shared with our leadership. It is used to help us improve the care that we deliver. We value what you have to say and we welcome your call.