Saint Vincent Hospital Named Among Best Hospitals in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report

Jul 27, 2021

Ratings Recognize Hospital’s ‘Very High’ Nurse Staffing Across Procedures and Conditions

Worcester, MA – July 27, 2021 – Saint Vincent Hospital is recognized as a “Best Hospital” for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report, continuing its high performance in the prestigious annual ranking.

Saint Vincent places ninth overall among Massachusetts hospitals in the rankings announced today, and also earns “High Performing” ratings for its exceptional care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and knee replacements. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for treatment of common adult procedures and conditions.

“It is outstanding to again be named one of the best hospitals in the Commonwealth, and to have so many of our services recognized for high performance,” says Saint Vincent Hospital Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Jackson. “This recognition acknowledges what we’ve known for a long time: Saint Vincent Hospital is safe, well-staffed and simply an exceptional place to receive care.”

Saint Vincent Hospital is specifically recognized for “Very High” nurse staffing, the highest score available, in 100 percent of the procedures and conditions where U.S. News & World Report evaluates nurse staffing. The six “High Performing” distinctions recognize care that is significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as staffing, transparency and patient outcomes. Saint Vincent earned two more “High Performing” distinctions than the previous year.

This is the second year in a row Saint Vincent is named one of the best regional hospitals by U.S. News. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, nurse staffing, and other care-related indicators.

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