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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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Saint Vincent Hospital Shares Cool Tips for Summer Heat

Jul 25, 2023

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – July 25, 2023 – While a warm summer in New England is expected, no one wants to stay inside the air conditioning hiding from the sun for the entire summer. Excessive heat and humidity can be unhealthy and cause dangerous conditions such as dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Here are some ways to beat the summer heat:

  1. Wear natural fabrics.

Loose-fitting, lightweight white cotton or linen is cooler, as dark fabrics absorb more light than lighter colored clothes.

  1. Drink lemon water.

Drink water with lemon to replace the salt lost from excessive sweating. One squeezed lemon provides 21% of a person’s daily required dose of Vitamin C. The acid in lemons can damage teeth, so use a straw.

  1. Eat light.

Foods rich in fat and protein take longer for the body to digest, which requires additional metabolic heat. Eating light such as salads can help feel hydrated. Eat small meals and eat more often.

  1. Cool down pulse points.

Use frozen water bottles at the bottom of the throat, behind the ears, on wrists, inside the elbow and behind the knees.

  1. Use aloe on sunburns.

Sunburns slow the skin’s ability to cool itself off. Only use aloe products on sunburned skin, moisturizers trap in the heat.

  1. Keep the sun out.

Invest in room-darkening curtains to help keep the light and heat out more efficiently. Close windows and pull shades.

  1. Avoid hot appliances.

Try not to use the dryer or oven as they add heat in the home. Air-dry clothes outside and try outdoor grilling or a slow cooker to keep the heat outside.

  1. Slow down.

Avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day (usually between 11am – 3pm). Staying indoors or in an air-conditioned area helps cool the body down. Spending only two hours in AC can help reduce heat stroke risk.

  1. Stay hydrated.

Drink plenty of water, even if not feeling thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol and caffeine.

If you or someone you know is suffering from heat stroke or dehydration, go to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911.

Saint Vincent Hospital Emergency Department is ready to help and located in downtown Framingham.