About Mass General

Guided by the needs of our patients and their families, Massachusetts General Hospital aims 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 we serve.

Massachusetts General Hospital, a leading medical center located in the heart of Boston, is consistently ranked among the top hospitals in America. The original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Mass General trains the next generation of medical and scientific leaders and conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States.

Massachusetts General Hospital has been ranked among the top five hospitals in the United States by U.S. News & World Report ever since the rankings began. In 2017, Mass General is recognized as #4 out of nearly 5,000 hospitals considered in the ranking; Mass General is also ranked in all 16 specialties considered by U.S. News & World Report, a testament to the breadth and depth of our expertise.

Our patients have access to a network of physicians who are leaders within their specialty.

Our six multidisciplinary care centers – known worldwide for innovations in cancer, digestive disorders, heart disease, transplantation, vascular medicine and trauma care – unite specialists across the hospital to offer comprehensive and state-of-the-art medical care. In addition, MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides a full range of pediatric health care services, from primary care to leading-edge treatments of complex and rare disorders.

Mass General is designated a Magnet® hospital, the highest honor for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The hospital also holds concurrent Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.

For years, Mass General has been the top independent hospital recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Mass General also recently topped the Nature Index list of health care organizations for publishing more articles in high-impact journals than any other hospital in America from February 2015 to January 2016.

Doximity, the largest online network for physicians, announced the institutions most recognized by physicians for the quality of residency programs across multiple specialties. Mass General was acknowledged as the most awarded medical and surgical residency institution in the nation.

Mass General received the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service for our leadership in addressing the opioid epidemic and social and economic determinants of health, reducing barriers to care for vulnerable populations and promoting health equity.