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Why You
Need to Find the
Right Heart and
Stroke Care

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

Chances are it could be you or someone you love. That’s why it’s crucial to research the best options for receiving heart and stroke care before the time comes when you need it. Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to following guidelines that improve patient outcomes. Read more about the award categories and locate a participating hospital near you.
Chances are it could be you or someone you love. That’s why it’s crucial to research the best options for receiving heart and stroke care before the time comes when you need it. Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals that demonstrate a high commitment to following guidelines that improve patient outcomes. Read more about the award categories and locate a participating hospital near you.
From 2005 to 2015, the annual death rate attributable to coronary heart disease declined 34.4 percent. The number of deaths declined 17.7 percent.
Currently, more than 2,500 hospitals participate in at least one American Heart Association quality initiative module. Many participate in two or more.
More than 7 million people have been treated through our hospital-based quality initiatives since the first one was launched in 2000.
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Click on a state to locate award-winning hospitals near you.
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Key to the Awards
Gold Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable to each program.
Gold Plus Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure, stroke and/or resuscitation.
Silver Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable to each program.
Silver Plus Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure, stroke, and/or resuscitation.
*These hospitals received Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation awards for two or more patient populations.
All Mission Lifeline awards used 2017 GWTG-CAD data.
STEMI: Gold Receiving
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or Referring
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These hospitals are recognized for two consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher composite adherence to all STEMI Receiving or Referring Center Performance Achievement indicators and 75% or higher compliance on each performance measure.
STEMI: Gold Plus Receiving
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or Silver Plus Receiving
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Gold criteria plus recognized for 75% or higher achievement of First Door-to-Device time of 120 minutes or less for transferred STEMI patient for two or more consecutive years (gold plus) or one consecutive calendar year (silver plus).
STEMI: Silver Receiving
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or Referring
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year interval of 85% or higher composite adherence to all STEMI Receiving or Referring Center Performance Achievement indicators and 75% or higher compliance on each performance measure.
NSTEMI: Gold
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or Silver
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These hospitals are recognized for achieving 65% adherence to Dual Antiplatelet prescription at discharge and 75% or higher compliance on each of the other four performance measures for two consecutive calendar years (gold) or one consecutive calendar year (silver).
Target: Heart Failure
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and Stroke Honor Roll
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These hospitals are recognized for at least three consecutive months of 50% or higher adherence to all relevant Target measures in addition to current Bronze, Silver or Gold Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure or Stroke recognition status.
Honor Roll - Elite Plus
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These hospitals are recognized for at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle times within 60 minutes AND 50% achievement of door-to-needle times within 45 minutes in applicable stroke patients in addition to current Silver or Gold Get With The Guidelines - Stroke recognition status.
Honor Roll - Elite
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These hospitals are recognized for at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle times within 60 minutes in applicable stroke patients in addition to current Silver or Gold Get With The Guidelines - Stroke recognition status.
Gold Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable to each program.
Gold Plus Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for two or more consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure, stroke and/or resuscitation.
Silver Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable to each program.
Silver Plus Achievement
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year of 85% or higher adherence on all achievement measures applicable and 75% or higher adherence with additional select quality measures in heart failure, stroke, and/or resuscitation.
*These hospitals received Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation awards for two or more patient populations.
All Mission Lifeline awards used 2017 GWTG-CAD data.
STEMI: Gold Receiving
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or Referring
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These hospitals are recognized for two consecutive calendar years of 85% or higher composite adherence to all STEMI Receiving or Referring Center Performance Achievement indicators and 75% or higher compliance on each performance measure.
STEMI: Gold Plus Receiving
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or Silver Plus Receiving
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Gold criteria plus recognized for 75% or higher achievement of First Door-to-Device time of 120 minutes or less for transferred STEMI patient for two or more consecutive years (gold plus) or one consecutive calendar year (silver plus).
STEMI: Silver Receiving
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or Referring
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These hospitals are recognized for one calendar year interval of 85% or higher composite adherence to all STEMI Receiving or Referring Center Performance Achievement indicators and 75% or higher compliance on each performance measure.
NSTEMI: Gold
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or Silver
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These hospitals are recognized for achieving 65% adherence to Dual Antiplatelet prescription at discharge and 75% or higher compliance on each of the other four performance measures for two consecutive calendar years (gold) or one consecutive calendar year (silver).
Target: Heart Failure
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and Stroke Honor Roll
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These hospitals are recognized for at least three consecutive months of 50% or higher adherence to all relevant Target measures in addition to current Bronze, Silver or Gold Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure or Stroke recognition status.
Honor Roll - Elite Plus
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These hospitals are recognized for at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle times within 60 minutes AND 50% achievement of door-to-needle times within 45 minutes in applicable stroke patients in addition to current Silver or Gold Get With The Guidelines - Stroke recognition status.
Honor Roll - Elite
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These hospitals are recognized for at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle times within 60 minutes in applicable stroke patients in addition to current Silver or Gold Get With The Guidelines - Stroke recognition status.

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