The third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest hospital in New England, Mass General continues its tradition of excellence today.
Mass General has consistently placed among the top hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll since the survey began in 1990. In 2014, Mass General was named #2 in the nation and #1 in New England based on the quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.
In 2013, Mass General was also redesignated a Magnet hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
World-Class Patient Care
Their 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. They offer high-quality care and services in four health centers in the Boston area. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.
Their five multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation and vascular medicine – unite specialists across the hospital to offer patients comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care.
In addition, through MassGeneral Hospital for Children, they provide a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders.
Mass General has long been a leader in successfully bridging innovative science with state-of-the-art clinical medicine. With an annual research budget of more than $786 million, Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States - a program that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care.
Emphasis on Teaching
Mass General is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all of their staff physicians serve on the faculty. Since the hospital’s founding, Mass General has been committed to training and mentoring the next generation of international leaders in science and medicine, providing a wealth of opportunities for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, physical, occupational and speech and language therapists and other health professionals.
Adding Value to Care
The Care Redesign initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital/Massachusetts General Physicians Organization is a collaboration between multidisciplinary teams of health care providers and administrators working together to improve the value of care, deliver more integrated, patient-centered care, and reduce health care costs while improving outcomes.
Setting the Bar for Quality & Safety
Safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these six tenets established by the Institute of Medicine are the foundation of the approach to quality and safety. They measure their performance, set high goals and track their progress toward those goals. They compare themselves against local and national benchmarks in key quality and safety areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible.
Reaching Out to the Community
Their work has always been guided by the needs of patients and their families. Mass General partners with communities to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work and these communities.
At their main campus and four health centers in Charlestown, Chelsea, Revere and the North End, Mass General annually:
Admits approximately 48,000 inpatients
Handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits
Records more than 100,000 emergency room visits
Performs more than 42,000 operations
Delivers more than 3,600 babies
Mass General also works closely with health care institutions throughout New England and the nation to offer expert treatment and leading-edge clinical trials to patients in their communities. Their partners include Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital and Nantucket Cottage Hospital, which are part of Mass General’s family of hospitals, as well as other affiliated care providers.
Mass General is a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that includes the two founding academic medical centers, community hospitals, primary care and specialty physicians, specialty facilities, community health centers and other health-related entities.
Guided by the needs of their patients and their families, they aim to deliver the very best health care in a safe, compassionate environment; to advance that care through innovative research and education; and to improve the health and well-being of the diverse communities they serve.
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