Dozens of Massachusetts hospitals recognized for efforts to improve heart disease and stroke outcomes

Dozens of hospitals in Massachusetts are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke.

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. These health crises require swift and proven treatment to ensure the best outcomes for patients. The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, sets the standards for high-quality, science-based care and access that all patients deserve.

“Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or heart attack,” said Dr. Ami Bhatt, president of the American Heart Association’s Board of Directors in Boston and a cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. “Access to high-quality care is something that everyone should have, and the Get With The Guidelines program helps ensure all patients can access high-quality care amid adversity.”

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals across the country for consistently following up-to-date, research-based guidelines to ensure all patients have access to lifesaving care.

In Massachusetts, 48 hospitals were recognized this year:

  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Beverly Hospital
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Steward St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Medical Center
  • Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital
  • Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington
  • Mount Auburn Hospital
  • UMass Memorial HealthAlliance-Clinton Hospital, Inc. (Clinton Campus)
  • Emerson Hospital
  • Southcoast Health Charlton Memorial Hospital
  • Falmouth Hospital, member Cape Cod Healthcare
  • MetroWest Medical Center – Framingham Union Hospital
  • Addison Gilbert Hospital
  • Fairview Hospital
  • Baystate Franklin Medical Center
  • Holy Family Hospital – Haverhill
  • Holyoke Medical Center
  • Lawrence General Hospital
  • UMASS Memorial HealthAlliance  -Clinton Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital – Main Campus
  • Lowell General Hospital – Saints Campus
  • Melrose – Wakefield Hospital
  • Holy Family Hospital – Methuen
  • Milford Regional Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham
  • Southcoast Health St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital
  • Baystate Wing Hospital
  • Berkshire Medical Center
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth
  • North Shore Medical Center – Salem Hospital
  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Southcoast Health Tobey Hospital
  • Baystate Noble Hospital
  • Saint Vincent Hospital
  • UMass Memorial – Marlborough Hospital
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus

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