Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

As the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, Mass General is constantly innovating new ways to deliver care. Our patients’ needs are always at the forefront of our minds, and we are constantly pursuing leading-edge research and clinical trials to offer the best possible treatment options.

About the Mass General

Established in Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital was created to provide care to those who were sick, regardless of socioeconomic status. The hospital became the first teaching hospital of Harvard University’s new medical school. Through fostering a culture of collaboration and education, and by pushing boundaries in medical research, Massachusetts General Hospital has remained at the forefront of medicine.At Mass General, we believe that because of diversity we excel, through inclusion we respect our community, and with a keen focus on equity we serve, heal, educate and innovate at the highest levels. Our first priority is always the well-being of our patients—near and far. As a team, we are able to maintain a singular focus on providing the highest quality, most compassionate care to every patient that comes through our doors.

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Mass General is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. In 2015, Mass General was recognized as the #1 hospital in America and in 2019 we were #2. Mass General is recognized in 14 specialties assessed by U.S. News, a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise. In 2021, Mass General is also ranked #3 on the World’s Best Hospitals list by Newsweek. Our patients rate their experiences with us very highly, with nearly all indicating they would be very likely to recommend us to others. We also consistently achieve high ratings from professional organizations. We have been recognized by: The American Nurses Credentialing Center for our excellence in nursing as a Magnet® hospital The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for our excellence in cardiothoracic surgery The Joint Commission for our excellence in stroke care with a Comprehensive Stroke Certification The Leapfrog Group for our quality and safety with an “A” grade in 2019As a leader in research, Mass General has more than $1 billion in research operations and stands as the largest-hospital based research program in NIH funding. Our research program spans more than 30 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. 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. Mass General researchers topped the Nature Index list of health care organizations for publishing more articles in high-impact journals than any other hospital in America from January 2019 to December 2019.Patients at Mass General have access to a vast network of physicians, nearly all of whom are Harvard Medical School faculty and many of whom are leaders within their fields. Our many multidisciplinary care teams—known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, the neurosciences, heart disease, orthopaedics, transplantation, urologic diseases and trauma care—unite specialists across the hospital to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, Mass General for Children provides a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatment of complex and rare disorders.

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