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MetroWest Medical Center has earned top designation for Coronary Intervention!

MetroWest Medical Center 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 our treatment of respiratory failure and a 5 star recipient for treatment of sepsis for 11 years in a row.

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About MetroWest Medical Center

Welcome to MetroWest Medical Center.  Our two hospitals in Natick and Framingham offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a wide range of healthcare needs. We have been serving our community for over 125 years, and we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care, at a location close to home.

Whether you come to our hospitals for emergency care, to receive cancer treatment, for surgery, to share the birth of your baby with us, or for any other medical need, you can expect to receive excellent, comprehensive care from our highly skilled, award winning, physicians and staff. We are committed to earning the trust of every patient, family, and community member that walks through our doors by ensuring that our care meets the highest possible standards of care, every time.

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MetroWest Medical Center 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.

MetroWest Medical Center’s Emergency Department is ready to help and located in downtown Framingham.