Who We Are
The world’s most powerful force in medicine
Listeners. Leaders. Healers. Solving the world’s medical needs and driving health care forward.
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Whether it’s online, in your home, or in our hospitals or clinics, our system works together to bring high-quality care to you.
We are 14 hospitals, and so much more. You can find a Mass General Brigham member or affiliate across New England.
In 2020, we introduced ourselves as Mass General Brigham, a new name that comes with more clear intention.
Our four pillars—patient care, research and discovery, teaching, and community—push us to be better for the people we serve.
Explore the many ways we work to improve the lives of people in the communities near us.
People making an impact
We are 78,000 individuals providing safe, quality care in hospitals, labs, physicians’ offices, outpatient centers, rehab facilities, urgent care clinics, and homes. Our diverse workforce cares for 1.5 million patients annually, and our organization includes:
- 16 entities across the health care continuum
- 6,500 physicians
- 9,100 nurses
It’s our mission to do what’s best for everyone who comes to us, and for the millions more we’ll never see. Explore the core elements of who we are and what sets us apart from any other health system in the world.
The next brilliant breakthrough
A proud legacy behind us; a promising future ahead. With thousands of researchers, investigators, and clinical trials, Mass General Brigham is at the forefront of what comes next.
Excellence in clinical care
Patient safety and quality are at the core of our identity. Through one integrated organization, we’re empowered by each other to bring the best practices to scale. We leverage research, technologies, and care models, along with qualified experts, to constantly improve our standard of care and patient experience.
We, who are associated with the carrying on of this institution, aim at nothing but the best, and better, and better still as time goes on, higher and higher being our aim.
Our workforce reflects the people we serve
Diversity, equity, and inclusion impact all parts of our work. We stand committed to building a diverse workforce to better meet the needs of all our patients. That means working hard to reflect the communities we serve, across every dimension. We can all learn from each other’s cultures, perspectives, lifestyles, and backgrounds. In this way, we can create a better care experience for all.
The healers of tomorrow
Applied medical education has always been an important part of our identity. And there’s a reason why recent health care graduates from all over the world come to train at Mass General Brigham. Our Harvard Medical School physicians, researchers, and faculty are ready to help the next generation become their best.
A legacy of medical achievement
The first use of ether as an anesthetic. The first successful kidney transplant. The first heart valve surgery. The first successful full face transplant. And 13 Nobel Laureates and the thousands who paved the way for them. Across our organization lives a history of medical firsts that have shaped medicine, changed lives, and impacted the world.