We believe that every patient should be treated as a member of our family. That means we don’t think you should be required to travel to downtown Boston to receive top-notch medical care.
Thanks to Tufts Medical Center’s community hospital affiliates, you can experience our unique approach to world-class care right in your community. We provide you with easy access to the specialized expertise of Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children physicians without having to drive to Boston.
Committed to care in the community
Our Distributed Academic Medical Center™ model sets us apart from Boston's other top hospitals. Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital physicians and nurses work hand-in-hand with their counterparts at community hospitals to care for adult and pediatric patients. Our physicians are also available to consult with their skilled colleagues at these institutions, as needed.
In situations when a patient requires highly specialized, academic-level care, our community physicians may refer patients to Tufts Medical Center or Floating Hospital. Our physicians work closely with your care team to ensure a smooth transition for patients being transferred to one of our Boston facilities.
By keeping more care in the community, we make your life a little easier. Better yet, we help drive down health care costs for patients, employers and health insurance providers. In fact, a Massachusetts Division of Healthcare Policy & Finance report named Tufts Medical Center an extremely affordable advanced-care option in Boston.
What our partnerships look like
Our community hospital relationships take many different forms, such as:
- A Floating Hospital hospitalist caring for a child on the pediatric unit of a community hospital
- A Tufts Medical Center cardiologist performing cardiac catheterizations in the community
- The Tufts Medical Center trauma team handling an urgent transfer from a community hospital
- Floating Hospital pediatric gastroenterologists, neurologists, orthopaedists and other specialists holding clinic hours in a suburban location
Our Adult Affiliates:
Our Pediatric Affiliates: