Our medical center is located in Worcester, which is 45 minutes from Boston by expressway and less than a 2 hour drive from Cape Cod beaches. Worcester is a city of 170,000 people and serves as a vibrant cultural and economic center of Worcester County, which has a population of over 600,000 people. A world-famous art museum is a focal point of the cultural activities. There is an active musical community which includes the Worcester Symphony Orchestra, Opera Worcester, Inc., and the Annual Music Festival. Several local theater groups offer a variety of presentations. A Civic Center with a capacity for 14,000 spectators was completed in 1982. The Convention Center recently completed is now fully operational. Beautiful mountains and lakes provide you year round activities including hiking, fishing, kayaking, cycling and skiing. Extensive athletic facilities are available within thirty minutes of the hospital and include ski areas, golf courses, and ice skating facilities.