| MGH Overview
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is
the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest
and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated
diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and
subspecialty of medicine and surgery.
Each year, MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly
1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and at its four
health centers: in the Back Bay, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere.
Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually.
MGH is the only hospital in the United States to hold concurrent
Level 1 verification for adult and pediatric trauma and burn care.
The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the
MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each
MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the
country, with an annual research budget of approximately $500 million.
It is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical
School, where nearly all MGH staff physicians serve on the faculty.
MGH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top five hospitals
by U.S. News and World Report.
In March 1994, the MGH joined with Brigham and Women's Hospital
to form Partners HealthCare System, Inc., an affiliation established
to create an integrated health care delivery system providing excellent,
cost-effective care while maintaining the hospital's historic dedication
to teaching and research. In addition to the founding institutions,
Partners HealthCare System now includes McLean Hospital, Spaulding
Rehabilitation Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, Newton-Wellesley
Hospital and Faulkner Hospital.