Overview – Mass General has the largest hospital based research program in the U.S. Guided by the needs of their patients. Mass General delivers care grounded in leading edge research, advanced treatment offerings and the latest clinical trials.
Massachusetts General Hospital was established to provide care to Boston’s sick, regardless of socioeconomic status, and became the first teaching hospital of Harvard University’s new medical school. Their first priority is 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 each and every patient.
Mass General was recognized as the #1 hospital in America and in 2019 were #2. Mass General is the only hospital in America to be recognized in all 16 medical specialties assessed by U.S. News, a testament to the breadth and depth of their expertise. Their patients rate their experiences very highly, and they consistently achieve high ratings from professional organizations. 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
- The Leapfrog Group for our quality and safety with A Grade in 2019
Mass General serves as a leader in research with more than $1 billion in research operations and stands as the largest-hospital based research program in NIH funding. Their 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. Research drives their discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments for patients locally and around the globe.
Mass General Cancer Center – Mass General Cancer Center, is one of the world’s leading cancer programs. They combine innovative research and powerful therapeutic breakthroughs with a human, compassionate touch that honors your very personal cancer experience.
Everyone’s cancer journey is different. They focus on bringing world-class sub-specialty teams to work for you. Comprehensive and tailored clinical care. Personalized supportive care for body and mind. All for you.
The Cancer Center comprises more than 37 treatment programs within 29 fully integrated, multidisciplinary disease centers and a vast array of support and educational services. Its network of affiliations extends throughout New England and the southeastern U.S.
Treatments – The Department of Radiation Oncology combines clinical expertise, compassionate care, and advanced radiation therapies to deliver the safest, most effective treatments for cancer and benign tumors. As part of the Mass General Cancer Center, our radiation oncologists work closely with specialized multidisciplinary teams to deliver exceptional, personalized, and comprehensive cancer care.
The Division of Surgical Oncology, part of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, provides specialized care for patients with benign and malignant tumors.
The Cancer Center’s commitment to eradicating cancer is fueled by scientific investigation conducted as part of one of the largest hospital-based research programs in the nation. Through a powerful synergy between laboratory scientists and bedside physicians, the Mass General Cancer Center fosters innovation in all phases of cancer research. Physician investigators conduct nearly 400 clinical trials annually.