History of Mount Auburn Hospital

The first hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Delivering Exceptional Care Since 1886

Founded in 1886 as the very first hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Mount Auburn Hospital has been delivering high-quality compassionate care to residents of the Greater Boston area for over a century. Emily Parsons, a civil war nurse, founded Mount Auburn Hospital, with the belief that advancing clinical education and providing health care in a compassionate way was beneficial for the community. That legacy lives on today.

As a Harvard Medical School affiliated teaching hospital, we serve patients across the full spectrum of medical specialties and shape the health care professionals of tomorrow.

Through the relentless pursuit of quality in everything we do, Mount Auburn Hospital is recognized by patients, providers, employees and supporters as one of the area's best hospitals. We're proud to be home to two Centers of Excellence — cardiac care and cancer care — as well as some of Boston's top doctors.

Mount Auburn Hospital is part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, a health care system comprised of academic medical centers and teaching hospitals, community and specialty hospitals, more than 4,000 physicians and 38,000 employees with the shared goal of expanding access to great care and advancing the science and practice of medicine through groundbreaking research and education.

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