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Massachusetts General Hospital

Headquarters: 55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
617 726-2000
Employees: 23,000
President: Peter Slavin

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Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest hospital in the country and oldest and largest hospital in New England.

An affiliate of Harvard University's Medical School, MGH serves 47,000 patients a year and conducts 1.5 million visits from the main campus and at its four health centers, in the North End, Charlestown, Chelsea and Revere. The emergency department records 83,000 visits per year. It has 907 available beds and an average 82% occupancy rate. MGH is consistently ranked among the five best hospitals in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S, with an annual research budget of about $550 million, that spans more than 20 clinical departments and centers across the hospital. This funding drives discoveries and breakthroughs in basic and clinical research, which translate into new and better treatments that transform medical practice and patient care. 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 addition to its size, MGH is also the largest private employer in the city of Boston, boasting over 19,000 employees among its campuses. A commitment to providing the best possible care for all of MGH's patients inspires the commitment of every MGH division, from the most hands-on healthcare positions to the administrative realm. MGH works hard to promote diversity in the workplace, offering support through employee groups, education and development and programs for women and minorities.

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.

Numerous employment opportunities are available in every segment of MGH's operation including internships, volunteer opportunities, physician's openings and administrative staff. MGH employs 4,300 nurses.


FLEX personal benefits
Medical, Prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage
Fitness Benefit
Disability and life insurance
Flexible spending accounts
Tuition Reimbursement
Work/Life Programs
Retirement benefits - Available after completing one year of service, MGH will credit your retirement account based on age, annual pay, and length of service

Paid Time Off - MGH employees accrue a bank of earned time (used for holidays, illness, vacation or personal days) based on years of service and standard hours. Your earned time accrues over the course of a year, with new employees earning 29 days annually (prorated for part-time employees). MGH observes nine core holidays which come out of your earned time bank.

Updated May 15, 2011

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