Top Reasons Why Boston is the Leader in Medical Care
If you’re going to get sick, or better yet, stay healthy—Boston is the place to do it. With some of the best physicians and hospitals in the nation, Massachusetts has long been a leader in the nation’s healthcare.
A History of Innovation
Boston is the site of a number of healthcare innovations from the discovery of a vaccine for small pox and the first surgical procedure performed using anesthesia back in 1846, to new techniques to grow human skin to treat burn victims, plus countless cancer innovations. Researchers work every day on new advances that will benefit generations to come.
It’s been said that you can’t walk too far in Boston without bumping into a hospital or medical center. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health lists 15 acute care hospitals in Boston alone—not to mention other medical facilities and hospital satellite locations. There are even more choices in the metropolitan area and many consistently rank among the top in the nation on quality measures.
Top Docs Equal Good Health
Since they have access to high-quality care, it’s not surprising that Massachusetts residents are a pretty robust bunch. A report by the United Health Care Foundation in 2015 found that Massachusetts residents are the third healthiest in the nation, led only by Hawaii and Vermont.
Healthy Women and Children
The future of the next generation in Boston also looks bright, statistically speaking, according to the United Health Foundation America’s Health Rankings Report. Massachusetts scores among the top five in the nation when it comes to low infant, neonatal, child, and maternal mortality. The state is also in the top three when it comes to care for mothers.
A Highly Insured Population
Massachusetts has more residents covered by insurance than any other state in the nation—98%, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Top Tier Education
Boston not only boasts some of the top hospitals in the nation, but some of the top medical schools, which are training the people who ultimately make the biggest difference in a patient’s care—doctors.
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