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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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Saint Vincent Hospital in Massachusetts to Offer Implant Alternative to Help Reduce Risk of Stroke for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

Oct 29, 2017

Worcester, MA. (October 17, 2017) – Now that the new WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Implant is being offered at Saint Vincent Hospital, patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (Afib) have an alternative option to reduce their risk of suffering an Afib-related stroke.

Afib patients have a five times greater risk of stroke and typically take long-term warfarin or similar blood-thinning medications, than a patient in normal sinus rhythm, which have potentially serious side effects. For those medical reasons to avoid anticoagulation with a blood thinner, the WATCHMAN LAAC device works by closing off an area of the heart called the left atrial appendage (LAA). By doing so, harmful blood clots that may form due to Afib are prevented from entering the bloodstream and potentially causing a stroke. Over time, patients may be able to stop taking a blood thinner.  

“WATCHMAN joins Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MTVr) as one of the several cutting-edge procedures we have started performing to provide the best possible care for our cardiovascular patients,” said Jeffrey M. Welch, Tenet’s Massachusetts market CEO. “The combination of our advanced tools and technology, and the outstanding judgment and ability of our cardiac team, is what helps us achieve positive outcomes.”

“The addition of the WATCHMAN procedure to our program is life-changing and potentially life-saving for patients with Afib,” said Dr. Joseph Hannan, Co-Director of the Structural and Valvular Heart Disease program and Director of Interventional Cardiology at Saint Vincent Hospital.  “Our goal is to allow our community to have access to the latest technologies and treatments for their hearts close to home.”

Implanting the WATCHMAN Device is a one-time procedure that usually lasts about an hour. Following the procedure, patients typically stay in the hospital for 24 hours.  For more information about the all cardiac services offered at Saint Vincent Hospital, visit https://www.stvincenthospital.com/our-services/heart-and-vascular-care.