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Mass General for Children

We are committed to providing outstanding personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents as we continue to shape the future of pediatric health care.

As a pediatric hospital within a leading general hospital, Mass General for Children (MGfC) takes advantage of the most sophisticated technology and research, with world-renowned clinicians throughout all specialties and across the age spectrum. Its focus on family-centered care and ability to transition patients to adult care at Massachusetts General Hospital set us apart. Each year, the MGfC team:    

  • Oversees more than 230,000 outpatient visits, 13,800 emergency room visits, 3,000 admissions, 3,900 births and 4,000+ surgical procedures.
  • Offers more than 100 pediatric programs and services, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transplantation, proton beam therapy services and is designated as a Level 1 trauma center.
  • Delivers care at 18 community locations, allowing MGfC staff to work closely with local pediatricians to provide specialized care closer to home.
  • Ensures a smooth transition of care for patients between pediatric services at MGfC and adult services at Mass General.


Inside of a hospital room, a man lifts up a child with long hair. They both have masks on.

Imagine a future where …

  • Early diagnosis and advanced treatment options optimize health and prevent chronic illness, keeping kids healthier and thriving into adulthood. 
  • Investments in advocacy and public health help reduce health disparities in our diverse communities.
  • Innovative research and education fuel improvements in the health of children around the world.  
  • Education and training launch the next generation of outstanding pediatric clinicians. 

Thanks to our unparalleled ability to deliver compassionate, expert care — and to accelerate the translation of research discoveries to clinical care — MGfC is uniquely positioned to bring this future to life.  

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