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Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to be named #1 Cardiology in State and America’s 100 Best Coronary Intervention Hospitals for 2024 by Healthgrades!

#1 Cardiology in State#1 Cardiology in StateThis distinction places us in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for coronary intervention.
We are recipients of the following Healthgrades awards:

  • #1 Cardiology in State
  • One of Healthgrades, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Coronary Intervention (2 years in a row 2023-2024)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award (3 Years in a Row 2022-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2 Years in a Row 2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Cardiology Services (2 Years in a Row 2023-2024)
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Coronary Interventional Procedures (3 Years in a Row 2022-2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures (2 Years in a Row 2023-2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure (2 years in a Row 2023-2024)

Critical Care:

  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Respiratory Failure (3 Years in a Row 2022-2024)
  • Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Hospitalizations (2 Years in a Row 2023-2024)

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Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Jackson welcomes you to Saint Vincent Hospital and invites you to learn more about your community partner in healthcare.

About Saint Vincent Hospital

Saint Vincent Hospital offers a whole new experience in health care. By combining our advanced, state-of-the-art facility with our commitment to providing the best quality of life to the many members of our Worcester community.

Saint Vincent Hospital excels at offering the best care in a friendly atmosphere. From our advanced heart and vascular services, to our comprehensive orthopedics and rehabilitation programs, our robust surgical facility including our da vinci robotic surgery and Cyberknife technology, to our comfortable and compassionate women & infants programs - you don't have to travel far for high-quality health care: We're right here, in the heart of Worcester.

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It’s No Trick to Safely Carve Your Halloween Pumpkin

Oct 24, 2023
Worchester, MA (October 24, 2023) ― It’s Halloween again! And you know what that means. Children (and some adults) dressing up as the latest super hero, scary ghost or fairy-tale princess, collecting and eating lots and lots of candy, and the all-important carving their pumpkin. It just wouldn’t be a festive Halloween without these gourd-like fruits cut into ghoulish faces or fanciful designs, and lit by candles. But it won’t be a fun occasion either if you don’t take the proper precautions to avoid injuries while carving your jack-o'-lantern.

“Because pumpkins are both slippery and tough, cuts can easily occur if the knife gets stuck in the rind, force is used to dislodge it, and the supporting hand accidently gets sliced in the process,” says Dr. Adam Darnobid, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Saint Vincent Hospital. “Despite best intentions, wounds to the fingers or palm could cause damage to arteries, nerves or tendons, and require anything from a bandage if they are shallow, to stitches, or even surgery if a tendon is cut.”

Dr. Darnobid offers the following tips to avoid hand injuries while still creating a jack-o'-lantern worthy of display on your front porch.
Don’t let children carve pumpkins. Instead, they can draw a pattern on the pumpkin, or help scoop out all the seeds and pulp. Make sure an adult does all the actual cutting.
Use the right tools. Don’t use your good kitchen knives because they are more likely to get stuck in the thick rind. Opt for pumpkin-carving tools that are specially designed to saw through rinds, poke holes, and scoop out the insides. 
Don’t rush and be sure to carve your pumpkin in a well-lit area so you can see what you are doing. Carve away from your body and keep your hands dry so you don’t slip while holding a knife or other cutting tool.

“If you do cut your finger or hand, apply direct pressure to the injury and keep it elevated above your heart,” says Dr. Darnobid. “Bleeding should slow down or stop in about 15 minutes. If it doesn’t, you may need to seek emergency medical care.”