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Saint Vincent Hospital has earned top designation for Coronary Intervention!

coronary-int-2023-200x200Saint Vincent Hospital is proud to be named One of America’s Best Coronary Intervention Hospitals for 2023 by Healthgrades! This distinction places us in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for coronary intervention.

We are also a 5 star recipient for:

  • Treatment of Heart Failure
  • Treatment of Hip Fracture 2 years in a row
  • Treatment of Stroke 2 years in a row
  • Treatment of GI Bleed 3 years in a row
  • Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies
  • Treatment of Respiratory Failure 2 years in a row

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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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The Difference Between Emergency Room and Urgent Care Services

Jul 14, 2023

WORCESTER, Mass. – July 14, 2023 – When a medical emergency arises, it can be confusing to know where one should seek urgent medical services. Emergency rooms (ER) treat patients with urgent, acute and life-threatening conditions. Urgent care centers offer medical care for conditions that need immediate attention but are not life-threatening.

When an Emergency Room is Needed

For patients suffering from a serious illness or injury, or in danger of dying, visit the closest ER immediately. Appointments are not provided when going to the ER. Patients are seen in order of emergency and pressing medical needs, which means patients may need to wait. For a medical emergency such as a heart attack or stroke, it’s imperative to call 911 for an ambulance instead of driving, so that emergency medical services begin treatment immediately. The hospital ER is the best place for emergency medical care.

“Every second counts during a life-threatening medical emergency,” said Dr. Adam Darnobid, Chief of Emergency Medicine for Saint Vincent Hospital. “Our ER team is ready to help and provide the quality care you need. Call 911 for emergency medical services or visit our ER immediately for urgent support.”

When Urgent Care is an Option

Patients that cannot visit a primary care physician right away have the option to visit an urgent care medical center. These centers typically provide treatment for minor illnesses, cuts, burns, puncture wounds, fractures, bites, stings, sprains and strains. Urgent care facilities may offer convenient on-site laboratory and X-rays, in addition to extended hours in the evening and on weekends. No appointments are necessary. However, a primary doctor knows the medical history and records, so if it’s not severe, it may be beneficial to schedule an appointment with a physician.

Symptoms That Require an ER

The following situations are a sure sign of a medical emergency and require immediate attention, whether calling 911 or visiting the nearest emergency room.


  • Severe head injury
  • To your neck or spine, especially if a loss of feeling
  • Serious burn or burn over a large part of the body
  • Broken bone, especially if the bone is pushing through the skin
  • Deep wound or heavy bleeding


  • Severe chest pain or pressure
  • Jaw pain with shortness of breath or chest discomfort
  • Intense back pain with numbness, weakness or fever
  • Severe, debilitating pain anywhere on the body
  • Arm pain with shortness of breath or chest discomfort
  • Unusual or intense headache that comes on fast
  • Digestive problems, especially sudden, severe stomach pain, coupled with nausea and vomiting

Breathing Issues:

  • Difficulty breathing or choking
  • Passing out or fainting suddenly
  • Serious allergic reaction with trouble breathing or swelling


  • Muscle strain, when tied to the inability to walk, fever or an open wound
  • Inability to speak, see or move
  • Sudden weak or drooping sensation on one side of the body


  • Inhalation of smoke or poisonous fumes
  • Coughing or throwing up blood
  • Electric shock or lightning strike
  • High fever that doesn’t improve with medicine
  • Suicidal thoughts/thoughts of hurting yourself or others

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