About Us

Partners HealthCare is not-for-profit healthcare delivery network based in Boston, Massachusetts, and includes the two founding hospitals Massachusetts General and Brigham and Womens’ Hospitals. The hospitals below are part of the Partners HealthCare network and are all Harvard Medical School teaching affiliates, with many staff physicians members of the Harvard Medical School faculty.

Partners Online Second Opinions (POSO) was started 10 years ago to give patients and their physicians, all over the world, easier access to our expert specialists. The specialists who provide consultations for POSO are often world-renowned experts in their field, with experience overseeing very complex and rare cases.

POSO is managed by Partners HealthCare Connected Health.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)

Brigham and Women’s Hospital is a major teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a respected leader in tertiary and quaternary care, including the largest obstetrical program in Massachusetts. BWH has consistently been named one of the country’s best hospitals by US News and World Report. Over the last 10 years, BWH has been either the largest or second largest non-university recipient of research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

In US News and World Report, BWH was ranked #8 nationally, and was among the top ten hospitals in the country in six categories, including cancer (in partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gynecology, nephrology and rheumatology.

Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care

Dana Farber/Partners Cancer Care is a collaboration in adult oncology among three leaders in cancer diagnosis and treatment – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dana Farber is considered one of the top cancer care institutions in the world, and together this collaboration provides the highest standard of care and access to the most innovative treatments available.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

The Mass Eye and Ear is a leading hospital specializing in research, education and treatment of eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. The Mass Eye and Ear provides primary care and serves as a referral center for outpatient and inpatient medical and surgical care.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Founded in 1811, MGH is the oldest hospital in New England and consistently ranks as one of the top three hospitals in the United States by US News and World Report. This 820-bed world-renowned medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and sub-specialty of medicine and surgery. MGH also conducts the largest hospital-based research programs in the United States. It is the oldest and largest teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, with more than 90% of its active staff physicians on the faculty.

In US News and World Report, MGH was ranked #2 nationally, was among the top ten hospitals in the country in fifteen specialties, including psychiatry, cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear nose and throat (in partnership with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary), gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology (kidney disease) neurology/neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rehabilitation (in partnership with Spaulding) and rheumatology.

McLean Hospital

Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean Hospital is a top ranked psychiatric hospital and maintains the largest program of research in neuroscience and psychiatry of any private psychiatric hospital in the United States.

Major clinical programs at McLean Hospital address a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including: depression, bipolar and psychotic disorders; mood and anxiety disorders; alcohol and drug abuse; dissociative disorders; Alzheimer's disease and other geriatric illnesses; and child and adolescent psychiatric disorders.