Our Message to the Community

An Introduction and Welcome from Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Vincent Hospital
Thank you to everyone in our community- individuals, organizations, businesses and schools- who have supported us during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your generosity and kind words are greatly appreciated by the entire Saint Vincent Hospital Family.
- Carolyn Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Saint Vincent Hospital

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 Fully Prepared to Continue Safely Caring for Community Tomorrow at Start of MNA Strike

Mar 7, 2021

Qualified nurses ready to replace union nurses striking during the global pandemic

Worcester, MA – While we remain disappointed that the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the union that represents our nurses, is holding a strike starting tomorrow, March 8, at Saint Vincent Hospital, we are fully prepared and appropriately staffed to continue to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients. We believe this strike is irresponsible in the middle of an ongoing pandemic.

Over 18 months of negotiations, we listened attentively to our nurses and made multiple increasing offers to the MNA. We presented the best proposal in ten years that comprehensively addresses wages, including increases as high as 36% for some nurses, and increases to differentials, benefits improvements of up to $4600 for part time nurses in out of pocket premium costs, enhanced ER security and staffing. Our proposal for staffing included additional nursing roles, addition of COVID staffing guidelines and reassignment of two additional units to 1:4 staffing. Our staffing guidelines are already comparable to or better than those at peer hospitals, including many that are well-known brands for world-class medical care. Because of the costs associated with the strike, the Hospital may revise its offer to account for the economic impact of the MNA’s action.

This strike will only exacerbate divisiveness during a critical stage of the COVID-19 pandemic when we should be coming together to care for our patients and community. We value our relationship with all our employees, and we are committed to resolving the contract negotiations. While we respect the nurses’ right to strike, patients and their loved ones can be assured that our patients will continue to be cared for by qualified replacement registered nurses during this strike action and our hospital will be operational during this time.

Our community can be assured that our staff will remain focused on providing exceptional, safe, quality care to our patients.