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Klemens Meyer, MD, Director of Dialysis Services at Tufts Medical Center, attends to patient as he receives dialysis treatment at the outpatient clinic.

Many of the patients we care for at Tufts Medical Center are among the sickest patients in our area. The acuity of our patient population is greater than that of most Boston hospitals, meaning that a higher percentage of our patients suffer from critical illness or traumatic injury. As a major tertiary and quaternary referral center offering the highest levels of acute care, many hospitals transfer to us their most seriously ill and injured patients for the high-complexity care for which we are widely known and respected.

We perform the most heart transplants among all hospitals in New England, are home to Level I trauma center, deliver the most advanced care in cancer, including bone marrow transplants and gene therapies, and provide multidisciplinary critical care to patients with the most serious diseases across all medical and surgical specialties. And based on the experiences of our patients and the countless ways in which they inspire us as their caregivers, we are devoted to research on the conditions they face that continue to elude cure or effective treatment.

To optimally serve the patients and families who depend on us for highly-complex care, we require specialized, high-cost resources. Your charitable gifts play a vital role in helping us to obtain these resources so we can deliver to the people who need us most the kind of extraordinary health care that saves and improves lives and provides hope for a healthy future.

Patient stories

Amy Westgate
Patient Stories
Amy Westgate
Amy Westgate, at the age of 21, was driving on Superbowl Sunday at 4:45 pm when another driver hit her vehicle head-on.
Justin Williams
Patient Stories
Justin Williams
When Justin Williams, 28, walked into his local emergency room in October of 2018, he was shocked to learn that the pain he was experiencing was not from the minor car accident he was in the day before. The physicians suspected cancer.
Jose Orellana
Patient Stories
Jose Orelanna
Jose was tested for COVID-19 after a few of his coworkers came down with the virus. At first, he felt fine, but then he had trouble breathing and was taken to the hospital. Soon he was in a coma and on a ventilator.
Frank Basler after surgery
Patient Stories
Frank Basler
When Frank Basler, 58, and his son were in Killington, VT at a bachelor party in March 2020 their only concern was having a good time. The expectant grandfather was enjoying spending time with his son and their friends in the mountains of Vermont. Nine days later, Frank was on a ventilator fighting to breathe.

Contact the development office

Tufts Medical Center Development Office
800 Washington Street, #231
Boston, MA 02111

F: 617.636.7659

Nonprofit Tax ID: 04-3400617


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