Tufts Medical Center is an internationally-respected academic medical center – a teaching hospital where we pride ourselves not only in the sophistication of the care we provide but the compassionate way in which we provide it. We care for all patients from the tiniest newborns at our full-service pediatric hospital, Floating Hospital for Children to centenarians in our specialized Geriatrics clinic.
Located in downtown Boston in Chinatown and the Theatre District, Tufts Medical Center is accessible by Route 93, the Massachusetts Turnpike and the MBTA.
Tufts Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. We conduct groundbreaking medical and health policy research and are in the top 15 percent of independent institutions receiving federal research funding.
We are rooted in our nation’s history
Tufts Medical Center’s founding institution was the Boston Dispensary, established in 1796 by early American patriots including Paul Revere and Samuel Adams. This makes us the oldest permanent medical facility in the country. Floating Hospital for Children, our onsite pediatric hospital, began its life as a hospital ship in the Boston Harbor in 1894 before coming onshore permanently in 1931.
Nationally recognized care
Tufts Medical Center stays relentlessly focused on delivering the highest quality care to all our patients. The University HealthSystem Consortium – the leading association for top academic medical centers – has ranked us as a five-star academic medical center, one of only 13 in the country and the only one in New England. The Hospital Compare website also gave us four stars for patient satisfaction; the only Boston academic medical center to achieve this for a full year.
U.S. News & World Report ranks many of our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally, and Boston Magazine recognizes our physicians in 41 different specialties in the Top Doctors edition. And we are proud to say that for two consecutive years, Boston Business Journal readers named us as a top health care brand in the region – one year in 1st place, another in 2nd.
We treat the whole family
Tufts Medical Center is a 415-bed academic medical center, providing everything from routine and emergency care to the members of our Boston neighborhood to treating the most complex diseases and injuries affecting adults and children throughout New England.
Our full service children’s hospital, Floating Hospital for Children, offers advanced pediatric care to children of all ages, from babies born significantly before their due dates to maturing adolescents. We perform heart, kidney and bone marrow transplants, are a certified level I trauma center for adults and children, provide comprehensive neurological and neurosurgical care, and offer cutting-edge cancer treatments. Many of our 500+ physicians are named annually to the list of Boston’s Best Doctors in the Boston Business Journal and U.S. News and World Report.
Even with this breadth of expertise, our physicians are able to work easily as a team for patients with multiple complex health issues. Referring physicians, patients and family members are vital members of this multi-faceted team at Tufts Medical Center and are intimately involved in care decisions.
Robust research program
Tufts Medical Center’s expansive research program includes groundbreaking bench research, clinical trials and developments in health policy. Our research activities are funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), private foundations, industry and private individuals. Tufts Medical Center consistently ranks among the top 15 percent of the nation's independent hospitals to receive federal research funds. We have special expertise in molecular cardiology, molecular oncology, the long-term health impact pregnancy has on the mother and child and the cost-effectiveness of different treatment options.
Our mission of advancing knowledge and training students to become future investigators drives forward with one goal in mind - quickly turning innovative research into pioneering care. The Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute is a federally-funded center dedicated to reducing the time between discoveries in the lab and therapies for patients.
Partnering with the best physicians and top hospitals in the community
Tufts Medical Center works closely with referring physicians and their community hospital partners to ensure that advanced care is offered in a location that is convenient for patients. Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children have affiliations with Lawrence General Hospital, Lowell General Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital. Our physicians also travel to numerous other hospitals, cities and towns throughout the region to see patients close to their homes, and Floating Hospital for Children has specialty centers in Framingham, Lawrence, North Chelmsford and Woburn where children can see specialists for outpatient care.
Our affiliated 1,600-physician network, the New England Quality Care Alliance, includes 1,100 doctors who provide care to patients throughout eastern Massachusetts, as well as the 500+ physicians on the Tufts Medical Center faculty. NEQCA’s primary care physicians care for more than 550,000 patients. University HealthSystem Consortium’s Quality and Accountability Study ranks Tufts MC among the top 20 academic medical centers in the nation for efficiency.
Teaching the next generation of top physicians
As the principal teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, we play a key role in training the next generation of physician leaders. After medical school, many of the nation’s top graduates are attracted to our residency and fellowship programs: we offer 43 programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our alumni have gone on to become leaders in clinical care, research, industry and medical education.
We strive to heal, to comfort, to teach, to learn, and to seek the knowledge to promote health and prevent disease. Our patients and their families are at the center of everything we do. We dedicate ourselves to furthering our rich tradition of health care innovation, leadership, charity and the highest standard of care and service to all in our community.