Recognition for MGH

USNWR Recognition

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Mass General as one of the top five hospitals in the nation based on quality of care, patient safety and reputation. Mass General is the only hospital to be ranked in all 16 specialties.  

Magnet Status Recognition

Mass General was the first hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status, the highest honor awarded for nursing excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

2016 Human Rights Campaign Foundation

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized Mass General for its commitment to delivering equitable and inclusive care to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families.

The Boston Globe

Mass General has been named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe nearly every year for the past decade. This award is based on responses to an employee survey evaluating the hospital's direction, connection to employees, management, pay and benefits. In 2018, Mass General ranked ninth in the largest employer category.

Mass General was named the No. 1 Workplace on's list of Best Hospitals in 2017 and 2018. This ranking identifies organizations that are leading the pack in employee experience based on reviews posted by current, former and prospective staff. Reviewers praised Mass General's challenging but supportive work environment, benefit offerings and workplace diversity.


Mass General earned a 2019 Employees' Choice Award and was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S. by Glassdoor, an online site that collects information about workplace experiences.

2018 Top Companies for Diversity

DiversityInc named the Mass General to its list of Top Hospitals and Health Systems in 2018. Organizations recognized in this year's list demonstrated best practices in employee resource group participation, manager participation in cross-cultural mentoring, diversity goals tied to executive compensation and educating and mentoring diverse suppliers.

Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare, an online and print magazine, has recognized Mass General as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

People, Facilities & Services

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is a large academic medical center located in Boston and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, a leading integrated delivery system. Established in 1811, Mass General was the third hospital built in the United States and the original teaching site for Harvard Medical School. Today, it has grown to become the largest private employer in Boston, the highest-volume acute care facility in New England and the biggest hospital-based research program in the nation. Quality and safety are central to the hospital's mission. Guided by the needs of patients and their families, Mass General 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 it serves.

Mass General: A Reputation for Excellence

Mass General has been recognized by several prominent organizations for exceptional clinical quality. It consistently ranks among the top five hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report . In 2018, Mass General placed fourth out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated by U.S. News and was the only facility ranked in all 16 specialties - a testament to the breadth and depth of its expertise. In 2003, Mass General became the first hospital in Massachusetts to achieve Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center . Mass General was reconfirmed in 2008, 2013 and 2017, and is now one of nine organizations in the state - and one of fewer than 9% of all hospitals nationwide - to have earned this designation. Mass General is also very proud to have been recognized by The Leapfrog Group for patient safety, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for LGBT equality and the American Hospital Association for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity within its workforce. 

Departments and multidisciplinary care centers unite specialists across Mass General to offer comprehensive, state-of-the-art medical care. In 2016, the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health awarded the hospital two honors for exceptional stroke care. Mass General received the Coverdell Defect-free Care Award for providing defect-free care - utilizing all interventions for which each patient was eligible - to at least 90% of stroke patients in 2015 and the Stroke Scale Rate of 100% Award for performing NIH Stroke Scale assessments on every stroke patient that year. Additionally, Mass General  received the American Stroke Association's 2016 Get With the Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus for implementing best practices and adhering to nationally accepted guidelines. The success of the Stroke Service is just one example of Mass General's world-class patient care.

With its comprehensive benefits and diverse workforce, Mass General has been recognized among the nation's top employers by several publications and industry organizations, including The Boston Globe,, Glassdoor, DiversityInc, and Modern Healthcare.  Be Fit - an employee wellness program - has been lauded by the American Heart Association, Alliance for Work-Life Progress and Wellness Workdays for its accomplishments in promoting a wellness culture, healthy eating and activities that improve physical fitness among employees.

Please visit the hospital website to learn more about Mass General's achievements in patient care, education, community outreach and research.


Mass General takes pride in hiring the best and brightest employees and investing in their professional development. The hospital employs over 25,000 workers and is one of the largest private employers in Boston. Its workforce includes more than 5,000 registered nurses, 4,500 allied health workers, 2,400 physicians, 2,300 research scientists and fellows and hundreds of other employees that support daily operations.


The Mass General campus includes 25 buildings in Boston's West End, as well as several outpatient facilities located offsite. As a world-renowned research institution, the hospital operates over one million square feet of research space in Boston, Cambridge and Charlestown, with a budget of $928 million in 2018. Taken together, the Mass General campus constitutes Harvard Medical School's largest teaching and research site.

Several structures embody Mass General's collaborative approach to science and medicine. Opened in 2011, the Lunder Building not only increased the hospital's inpatient capacity, but co-located and enhanced services in cancer, neuroscience, radiation oncology and emergency services. The Richard B. Simches Research Center, which accounts for 25% of the hospital's total research space, houses four thematic research centers designed to foster new and exciting partnerships among scientists from different disciplines. Similarly, the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care centralizes ambulatory services under one roof, cultivating clinical collaboration and access to multiple disciplines. In 2009, the Ragon Institute was established through the generous support of the Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Foundation. It has created a model of scientific collaboration that links the clinical, translational and basic science expertise at Mass General, MIT and Harvard to tackle the greatest global health challenges related to infectious disease research.

Technology & Services

Since its inception more than two centuries ago, Mass General has remained at the forefront of medicine by fostering a culture of innovation. It has made tremendous contributions to the development and refinement of information technology for clinical care, research and education, and has invested in a variety of techniques to improve the quality and safety of patient care. Today, Mass General offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic services in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. It admits over 51,000 inpatients and performs more than 1.5 million outpatient and emergency room visits each year. Mass General sponsors graduate medical education in 17 core specialties, including medicine, pediatrics, surgery, psychiatry, dermatology, radiology, pathology, anesthesia, neuroscience and more than 90 subspecialties.


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