Mass. Eye and Ear Launches New Website

January 14, 2009

Contact: Mass. Eye and Ear Public Affairs
(617) 573-3340

Boston (Jan. 14, 2009) -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in the specialties of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, launched a new, interactive and more user-friendly website this month. The new website, located at, enhances the hospital’s mission of providing excellence in patient care, educating the public concerning the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the diseases in its specialties, and educating future health care professionals.

The new website provides many useful tools for patients and visitors, including online options for bill pay, completing pre-registration and making appointment requests. Visitors to the new website will also have the option of locating Mass. Eye and Ear physicians by name, specialty or specific disease treated. The site’s improved “For Patients” section also provides easy access to information about hospital departments and specialties, as well as convenient access to information about Mass. Eye and Ear’s suburban locations, directions and interactive mapping through Google MapsTM.

In addition, Mass. Eye and Ear’s new website includes:

  • Convenient online referral for physicians;
  • Targeted information for prospective medical residents and researchers; and
  • A high-contrast display option to provide easier reading for visually impaired users.

“Providing quality patient care excellent service is always our priority. Our new website is one of many tools and resources to help accomplish the goal of improving access for our patients and providing patients and visitors, referring physicians, medical residents and researchers with the best possible experience,” says Mass. Eye and Ear President and CEO John Fernandez.

Founded in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear is an independent specialty hospital providing patient care for disorders of the eye, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Mass. Eye and Ear is an international leader in Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research and a teaching partner of Harvard Medical School. For more information, call (617) 523-7900 or visit