Mount Auburn Hospital was founded in 1886 as the first hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the years, generations of committed individuals have dedicated their careers to achieving the vision of being the best community teaching healthcare system in the Boston area. On a mission to improve the health of the residents of Cambridge and surrounding communities, Mount Auburn Hospital is dedicated to delivering healthcare services in a personable, convenient, and compassionate manner, with respect for the dignity of patients and their families. Mount Auburn Hospital is affiliated with Harvard Medical School, making significant contributions to educating the caregivers of tomorrow. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Council of Teaching Hospitals, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. Mount Auburn Hospital has 191 licensed beds, and provides comprehensive inpatient services in all medical specialties. Centers of excellence are being developed in women's services, heart care, cancer care, and other areas, building from existing excellence in multi-disciplinary services. Mount Auburn provides a number of clinical services to Cambridge and surrounding communities, including cardiac catheterization, laboratory services, rehabilitation services, and specialized services for men, women and seniors.