In full transparency, the following press release was submitted to SOURCE media.
WORCESTER – “The most recent U.S. News and World Report findings are yet further evidence to support the extraordinary quality and safety of care delivered at Saint Vincent Hospital.
“These results align with the acknowledgements the hospital has received from numerous other studies and independent evaluators for the safe, world-class medical services it provides to patients in the Greater Worcester area.
“Saint Vincent Hospital once again attained distinction in several categories: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and knee replacements.
“The study also examined nurse staffing in each specialty and rated Saint Vincent as “Very High” – a distinction shared with other top institutions in the state. That is an extraordinary validation of staffing at those facilities and of the levels of care they deliver.
“The strike by the Massachusetts Nurses Association against Saint Vincent has featured several inaccurate charges of substandard staffing by the union. We hope this latest endorsement of the hospital’s staffing by a respected third party will help put those charges to rest and help the two parties reach agreement on a new contract.”
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) serves as the unified voice for Massachusetts hospitals and healthcare providers. Founded in 1936, MHA represents over 100 hospitals, healthcare partners, and patients across the state. Through advocacy, education, and collaboration, MHA’s mission is to improve the overall health of the commonwealth and support providers’ efforts to offer high-quality, affordable, and accessible care.