Mercy Medical Center, a member of the Sisters of Providence Health System, is a state-of-the-art medical facility that offers a wide range of programs and services including cardiac care (non-surgical), maternity services, cancer treatment, breast care, emergency care, diagnostic imaging, intensive care, critical care, diabetes treatment, surgical procedures (inpatient and outpatient) and laser treatment . Mercy Medical Center is ranked Among the Top 100 U.S. Hospitals. Springfield, located only 24 miles north of Hartford, Connecticut s capital, is the largest city in Western New England and is the urban, economic, and cultural capital of Massachusetts Connecticut River Valley. It is conveniently located at the crossroads of two major interstate highways I-90 and I-91, making it easily accessible to New York, Boston, Connecticut and Vermont. The area has over 32 universities and liberal arts colleges, making it the second highest concentration of higher learning institutes in the United States. Springfield offers a wealth of cultural, sports, outdoor and historical activities that will appeal to everyone.