Boston is one of the nation’s most respected healthcare centers.

In 2020/21, Massachusetts General Hospital (#6) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (#12) made the U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll, a list of the best hospitals in the US.

In 2020/21, Boston’s Children’s Hospital was the number one ranked US pediatric hospital in the country in the Best Children’s Hospital Honor Roll.

In 2018, Boston continued its unparalleled 24-year record with more funding from the National Institutes of Health than any other city in the United States at $2.1 billion, and an aggregate $38.1 billion since 1992. This funding plays an integral role in supporting the city’s life sciences and biotechnology industries.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. Its mission is:

“to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.”
The following 8 Boston organizations were the top recipients of NIH funding in 2018, helping to make Boston a powerhouse in medical research.
  • Massachusetts General Hospital: $466 million
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital: $389 million
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute: $172 million
  • Harvard Medical School: $209 million
  • Boston Children’s Hospital: $167 million
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: $128 million
  • Harvard School of Public Health: $125 million
  • Boston University Medical Campus: $140 million

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