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Recent Awards + Recognitions

Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children Boston Hospitals have recently won a number of awards recognizing our top doctors, exceptional patient care, innovative research and leading training programs:

Tufts Medical Center is part of the University HealthSystem Consortium.
Tufts Medical Center has received the Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award from the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). The award is given to top-performing academic medical centers in UHC’s rigorous annual review of quality, efficiency and patient-safety data.The award is based on an in-depth study of an academic medical center’s performance, including mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency. One hundred and two academic medical centers across the nation participated in UHC’s 2015 study and only 13 received the five-star ranking and Quality Leadership Award. Learn more >
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MHQP has awarded NEQCA, the physician network of Tufts Medical Center, for excellent quality.


For the 4th year in a row, NEQCA, the physician network for Tufts Medical Center, was honored by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners for being the best performing physician network.

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Tufts Medical Center has been awarded for it's quality and patient outcomes.

Tufts Medical Center was named to the 2015 Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Honor Roll. The Hospital Honor Roll names those hospitals whose performance was among the top 25 percent of those measured nationally on a set of composite quality metrics. The metrics evaluate clinical process of care, patient experience and patient safety and are based on CMS Hospital Compare and Leapfrog data. Learn more >
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Tufts Medical Center was awarded 4 stars by Hospital Compare for Patient Experience.

Awarded 4 stars by Hospital Compare for Patient Experience for a full year. Also awarded 4 stars for the way our doctors and nurses communicate with patients, and how likely patients are to recommend us for care. Hospital Compare is a tool created by Medicare.gov that compares hospitals based on their quality of care.

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The Joint Commission has recognized Tufts MC in Boston for high quality care.

Listed on the Joint Commission Honor Roll for Core Measures. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States.
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Tufts Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics.

The study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. The rigorous processes used to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years.


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Boston Magazine has recognized Tufts Medical Center for having some of Boston's top doctors.

Had 82 top physicians named to Boston magazine Top Doctors in 45 different specialties in 2015.
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Tufts Medical Center is part of the University HealthSystem Consortium.

The University HealthSystem Consortium has ranked Tufts Medical Center in the top 25% academic medical centers in the nation for quality and accountability for seven straight years.
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Tufts Medical Center was awarded a safety superstar by the AARP as one of the safest hospitals in America.
In 2013, the AARP named Tufts Medical Center one of their “safety superstars,” as one of the safest hospitals in America.
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Tufts Medical Center was part of the group that originally founded Minuteman Health.


In 2012, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Tufts Medical Center an $88.5 million grant to sponsor the Minuteman Health Initiative, the first member-owned health plan in Massachusetts.

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The New England Organ Bank has recognized Tufts MC for being a strong transplant center.


According to statistics supplied by New England Organ Bank, Tufts Medical Center has performed more heart transplants than any hospital in New England over the last 5 years.
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The American College of Surgeons has recognized Tufts Medical Center in Boston as a level 1 trauma center.


The American College of Surgeons and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health have designated Tufts Medical Center as a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Floating Hospital for Children as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center.
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The NIH has recognized Tufts MC for strong research.


Tufts Medical Center is among the top 15% of independent hospitals receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding.