About the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third-oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 902-bed world-renowned medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery.
Each year Mass General admits approximately 45,000 inpatients, the surgical staff performs more than 34,000 operations, and the Mass General Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies.
Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, with an annual research budget of nearly $463 million. It is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and nearly all of the Hospital’s active staff physicians are on the Harvard Medical School faculty.
In March 1994, Mass General joined with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to form Partners HealthCare System, Inc. Partners is an integrated healthcare system that offers patients a continuum of coordinated high-quality care. In addition to the founding institutions, Partners HealthCare System now includes North Shore Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.
Partners’ physician network, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc., currently includes more than 1,000 primary care physicians and 3,500 specialists. Partners HealthCare System, Inc., also includes home health agencies, McLean Hospital (a psychiatric facility in Belmont, MA) and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Partners is also involved in a collaborative program for adult oncology with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The goals of the DACCPM are to provide state-of-the-art anesthetic and perioperative (including ICU and Pain) care to the patients of the Mass General and associated hospitals. Our scientists and clinicians, working in both the laboratory and the clinic, develop and investigate novel therapies, anesthetic regimens, pharmacological agents, and monitors, etc. to expand our understanding of the mechanisms of general anesthesia and pain sensation and to address major problems in the ICU. Toward this end, we aim to teach our residents and fellows the art and science of anesthesiology and perioperative care.
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