An Important Partnership: Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center and Massachusetts General Hospital
As part of the Central Maine Comprehensive Cancer Center’s mission to provide the highest quality of cancer treatment to our patients, we recently became affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The MGH Cancer Center is a world leader in cancer research and treatment protocols. Thanks to technology, their specialists and sub-specialists are able to assist hospitals of all sizes. Doctors at MGH work with CMCCC doctors to create programs that can be administered at CMMC when possible, to minimize the inconvenience for patients. MGH also offers a transportation program to assist CMCCC patients who will receive treatments in Boston.
About Massachusetts General Hospital
Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year MGH admits more than 46,000 inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its main campus and health centers. Its Emergency Department records nearly 80,000 visits annually. The surgical staff performs more than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers more than 3,500 babies each year.
Massachusetts General Hospital conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the country, with an annual research budget of approximately $500 million. It is the oldest and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all MGH staff physicians serve on the faculty. MGH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, visit www.massgeneral.org