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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)

Our Message to the Community

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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News & Announcements

Saint Vincent Hospital Celebrates July Fourth Safety

Jun 30, 2023

WORCESTER, Mass. – June 29, 2023 – Saint Vincent Hospital wishes our community a safe July 4th holiday by providing safety reminders. Many of us enjoy celebrating the official summer holiday with a BBQ, swimming at a home pool or the ocean, or watching firework displays in our local community with family and friends.

“July 4th holiday is a fun time for all ages whether grilling out, swimming, engaging in sports activities, or watching fireworks displays,” said Dr. Adam Darnobid, Chief of Emergency Medicine. “Stay safe this summer with these helpful tips. If you need emergency medical care, at any time we are ready to help you at Saint Vincent Hospital’s emergency department.”

Fireworks Safety

Although fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts for homeowners, they are legal to purchase and use in New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. It’s best to leave the fireworks to the professionals that manage the beautiful displays on behalf of local cities and towns.

Fireworks are dangerous to play with and if not handled properly, they can cause severe injuries to eyes, hand and skin. Even (Massachusetts banned) sparklers and firecrackers send thousands to the emergency room each year. If injured from fireworks, seek medical attention immediately.

Here are 12 fireworks safety tips:

  1. Use fireworks outdoors only.
  2. Obey local laws. If they are not legal where you live, don’t use them.
  3. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a ‘designated shooter.’
  4. Only adults should be allowed to light any type of fireworks. Never allow young children to play with fireworks and supervise older children with sparklers closely. Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to melt some metals.
  5. Always have water handy (a hose or bucket). Douse used fireworks with plenty of water before discarding.
  6. Only use fireworks as intended. Don’t try to alter or combine them.
  7. Never relight a “dud” firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  8. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter, and the shooter should wear safety glasses. Light fireworks one at a time and then step back.
  9. Don’t ever place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device.
  10. Don’t point or throw fireworks at another person.
  11. Do not ever use homemade fireworks or illegal explosives – they can kill. Report illegal explosives to the fire and police department in your community.
  12. Don’t buy fireworks packaged in brown paper because this could be a sign that the fireworks are for professional displays and could be dangerous for consumers.

Food Safety

Practice good food safety techniques when grilling or cooking outside by following these food safety tips:

  1. Use different plates for raw and cooked meat.
  2. Don’t leave food out in the sun for more than two hours to avoid food-borne illness that cause food poisoning.
  3. Ensure that mayonnaise-based foods are kept on ice or inside a cooler in between serving.
  4. Make sure grilled meats are thoroughly cooked by using a meat thermometer.
  5. Whether on a picnic or cooking outdoors, keep cold foods cold and hot foods hot.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers promptly.

See a doctor promptly if food poisoning symptoms are severe such as bloody diarrhea, high fever (temperature over 102 degrees F), vomiting where fluids cannot stay down, dehydration, and diarrhea that lasts more than three days.

Sun Safety

Often, we forget how strong and damaging the sun can be. Protect yourself with these sun safety tips:

  1. Wear sun protection. Everyone from children to older adults should use sunscreen to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. Make sure to reapply. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends everyone use a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection (commonly labeled as broad-spectrum protection), a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher that is water resistant.
  2. Talk with your physician about prescription medicine that may make your skin more sun sensitive.
  3. Seek shade, especially during midday hours when the sun is hottest.
  4. Wear protective clothing to protect exposed skin, a hat with wide brim to provide shade and sunglasses that provide UVA and UVB rays.
  5. Stay hydrated with water and don’t stay out in the sun all day. Take activity or swimming breaks in the shade.

Saint Vincent Hospital’s Emergency Department is conveniently located in downtown Worcester at 123 Summer Street, Worcester, MA.