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The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals

  • Maximizes the Boston-area teaching hospitals’ visibility
  • Members contribute to the area’s health and economy
  • Advocates for policies favorable to academic medicine and the economy of the Commonwealth


The Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals, Inc. (COBTH) exists to maximize the Boston-area teaching hospitals’ visibility on the issues that are fundamental to their missions of teaching, research and clinical care. The coalition of 12 hospitals is committed to ensuring quality care, advocating for beneficial policies, addressing community needs, and strengthening the region’s economy.

Who’s it for?

Health care professionals in the Boston area


Address the public health needs of the City of Boston through cooperative efforts with other providers and agencie

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Issues and Advocacy

COBTH works to advance policies critical to the core mission of academic medical centers: advancing medical education, funding biomedical research, improving patient care and serving vulnerable populations. COBTH forms partnerships with government officials, members of the business community, consumer groups, and others to make affect change and make the communities it serves healthier places to live.


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