The American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative promotes up-to-date, research-based guidelines to ensure all patients have access to lifesaving care
Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively, and several hospitals in our region are working to combat these life-threatening health crises.
Heart attack and stroke 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.
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. Hospitals awarded in Rhode Island include:
- Kent Hospital
- Landmark Medical Center
- The Miriam Hospital
- Newport Hospital
- Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
- Rhode Island Hospital
- Roger Williams Medical Center
“Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or heart attack,” said Michelle Clark, Executive Director of the Southern New England American Heart Association. “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,” Clark continued.
Learn more at heart.org/getwiththeguidelines.
As the Director of Communications for American Heart Association Southern New England, Samantha works with local partners in the community to be a relentless force for longer, healthier lives for everyone. For more information on the article you just read, or to get involved visit SNE Webpage, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401.228.2324.