44 Massachusetts hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes of Americans with heart disease and stroke

Forty-four 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 Michele Bolles, American Heart Association executive vice president of quality, outcomes research and analytics. “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.”

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. The following Massachusetts hospitals were recognized this year:

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

Learn more at heart.org/getwiththeguidelines.

Additional Resources: U.S. News & World Report supplement