Clinical Affiliations

You shouldn't always have to travel to downtown Boston to receive top-notch medical care.

Thanks to Tufts Children's Hospital’s community hospital affiliates, you and your child can experience our unique approach to care, conveniently close to home. That means your child will have quick and easy access to the specialized expertise of Tufts Children's Hospital’s world-class physicians; treatments using state-of-the-art pediatric equipment; and the knowledge that we will treat your child like our own and involve you during every step of your child’s care.

Through our network of pediatric affiliations, children with less-complex conditions can remain in the community under the expert care of our on-site pediatric hospitalists. If more advanced care is required at Tufts Children's, patient transfer and care management are quickly and seamlessly coordinated.  In other words, we make sure that your child gets the right care, in the right place at the right time.

Committed to Care in the Community

By keeping more care in the community, we make your life a little easier. Better yet, this model helps drive down healthcare costs for patients, employers and health insurance providers. In fact, a Massachusetts Division of Healthcare Policy & Finance report named Tufts Medical Center an extremely affordable advanced-care option in Boston.

Learn about our pediatric specialty centers in the community >

What Our Partnerships Look Like

Our community hospital pediatric relationships take many different forms, such as:

  • A Tufts Children's hospitalist caring for a child on the pediatric unit of a community hospital
  • Tufts Children's pediatric gastroenterologists, neurologists, orthopaedists and other specialists holding clinic hours in a suburban location
  • A Tufts Children's surgeon performing a complex procedure, right in the community so that you can focus on your child’s recovery instead of compounding the stress by driving to downtown Boston.

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