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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 Provides Summer Safety Tips

Jul 14, 2023

WORCESTER, Mass. – July 7, 2023 – Saint Vincent Hospital wishes our community happy and healthy summer months. We all enjoy longer days and warmer weather that allows for additional outdoor, sports or summer activities that could potentially bring children, families or elders to the Emergency Room (ER).

“We always want to put safety first during the summer months, regardless of age,” said Dr. Adam Darnobid, Chief of Emergency Medicine. “Our community Emergency Department is ready to help you or loved ones with our emergency care. Although some health issues can be addressed with first aid, here are some examples of when to seek emergency care.”

HEAT EXHAUSTION/STROKE

Heat exhaustion does not usually need emergency medical help if you can cool down within 30 minutes. If it turns into heatstroke, it needs to be treated as an emergency.

Heatstroke’s primary symptoms include a change in mental status, such as confusion, delirium, combativeness, seizures, loss of consciousness and a core body temperature above 104 degrees F. Heat exhaustion can present with dizziness, headache, nausea, weakness, unsteady gait, muscle cramps and fatigue.


HEAD INJURIES

Whether bike riding accidents, swimming or otherwise, head injuries are always serious, and you need to visit the ER if you suffer a serious blow to the head. You may be suffering from a concussion.

Concussion signs and symptoms generally show up soon after the injury, and some may not show up for hours or days. Continue to check for signs of concussion right after the injury and a few days following it. Observed signs include not being able to recall events prior to, or after a hit or fall. Other symptoms include appearing dazed or stunned, forgetting instruction or confused about an assignment, moves clumsily, answers questions slowly, loses consciousness (even briefly) or shows mood, behavior or personality changes. Reported symptoms can include headache, nausea or vomiting, balance problems, bothered by light or noise, feeling sluggish, confusion or just not “feeling right.”


BROKEN BONES

If you suffer a broken bone, you need to go to the emergency room as quickly as possible.

Symptoms of a broken bone include a visibly out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint, along with swelling, bruising, or bleeding and intense pain.

To prevent broken bones, stretch before outdoor sports activities, wear proper gear from pads to helmets, to appropriate shoes. Start new activities slowly to help adjust the body.

BURNS

Regardless of whether a burn is caused by sun exposure, hot liquid or an accident around a campfire, second- and third-degree burns need to be checked out at an ER. Burn symptoms vary depending on how deep the skin damage is and can take a day or two for the signs and symptoms of a severe burn to develop.

1st-degree: This minor burn affects only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) and may cause redness and pain.

2nd-degree: This burn affects both the epidermis and the second layer of skin (dermis) and can cause swelling with red, white or splotchy skin. Blisters may develop and pain can be severe, which may cause scarring.

3rd-degree: This burn reaches to the fat layer beneath the skin. Burned areas may be black, brown or white with a leathery appearance. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness.


STINGS

While not all stings require emergency care, you need to go to the ER if you are having a severe reaction or known to be allergic to bees or wasps.

Severe allergic reaction symptoms to watch for include skin irritation such as hives, itching or pale skin, trouble breathing or swallowing, severe swelling of limbs, swelling of throat or tongue, loss of consciousness, vomiting/diarrhea, nausea and racing heartbeat.

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