Mount Auburn Hospital

Mount Auburn Hospital, a regional teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School , serves the metropolitan Boston/Cambridge area. Mount Auburn Hospital has a dual mission to provide clinically excellent and compassionate care to patients and to teach students of medicine and the health professions. Mount Auburn believes that every patient is the only patient.

Three central goals drive Mount Auburns organizational focus. First, Mount Auburn Hospital is dedicated to quality of care and patient safety with a focus on clinical outcomes. Underlying this goal is a commitment to measurement, benchmarking, transparency and learning from error. Safe medication delivery and infection prevention are two current priority projects. The second goal is creating an optimal work environment. Creating an organization where employees and physicians enjoy working and practicing together and are supported in their roles by good systems and each other is important to the care of patients. The link between employee and physician satisfaction and patient satisfaction drives our focus on environment of care.

Finally, Mount Auburn believes that patients and the community need and deserve a strong and financially secure hospital that is state-of-the-art and has the resources necessary to achieve the mission. Thus, the third organizational focus is on profitability and wise use of operating margins to benefit patient care and teaching.


Mount Auburn Hospital is licensed by the Department of Public Health, accredited by The Joint Commission through 2008 and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Accreditations include the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for laboratory. Mammography, breast ultrasound and stereotactic biopsy are accredited by the American College of Radiology. Mount Auburn is a proud recipient of the Boston Business Journals Best Place to Work Award for six years in a row.