Confidence Within Crisis

Confidence Within Crisis

Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or heart attack

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This year has reinforced a powerful lesson: In times of crisis, it’s important to have access and confidence in your hospital. Hospitals are the safest place during any medical emergency, and fast care is often the key to survival. Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that demonstrate commitment to following treatment guidelines. This is part of ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality, safe, evidence-based care – care that saves lives and improves patient outcomes. Read more about the recognition categories and find a participating hospital near you.

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Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively.

Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) data registries represent 36% of all cardiovascular and stroke hospitalizations.

More than 2,500 hospitals participate in the GWTG initiative, which ensures the most appropriate care for heart and stroke patients.

Hover to click on any state on the map, read more about the award categories and find a participating hospital near you

A Big Thanks to Our Sponsors.

These organizations are national sponsors of American Heart Association's healthcare quality improvement programs.

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For nearly 100 years, American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.