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Our Story

Our history includes New England hospitals founded over 200 years ago, some of the first and most prestigious hospitals in the world. Built on the legacy of two leading academic medical centers, we’re more than a system—we’re leaders in the practice of medicine.

Advancing the world of medicine

A legacy of medical excellence

In 1994, our health system was founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, two of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, with histories that date back to 1832 and 1811, respectively. 

A name that reflects our history and excellence

In 2019, we changed our name from Partners HealthCare to Mass General Brigham, a name that captures a sense of pride, a spirit of excellence, and aligned commitment to those we serve. With the Mass General Brigham name, we aspire to more closely connect with our patients and communities. Working together as one system, our health care organizations can leverage their collective expertise, resources and compassion to better serve patients and the community.

Collective power with the greatest impact

Today, we are 16 member institutions that encompass a range of health care organizations. In addition to our academic medical centers, these include top-tier specialty hospitals, community hospitals, a rehabilitation network, a health insurance plan, a physician network, a teaching organization, and many locations for urgent and community care.

Pioneering the future of medicine

Building on two decades, we’ve most recently seen the power of collaboration with the coordinated response to COVID-19. Together, we will leverage our people, research, and technology to find new and better ways to serve.

#1 in hospital medical research

Research-infused care sets Mass General Brigham apart. Our researchers changing the world are also physicians providing care.

As a world-recognized leader in research, we are home to one of the largest hospital system-based research enterprises in the U.S., with an annual research budget of $2 billion. Currently, there are over 3,700 ongoing clinical trials, including nearly 100 for COVID-19, to accelerate bringing new treatments and therapies to our patients and the world.

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