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.
Seven hospitals in Maine 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. Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack. These health crises require swift and proven treatment to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Studies show patients can recover better when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines.
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 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 Maine, seven hospitals were recognized this year:
- Eastern Maine Medical Center
- Central Maine Medical Center
- MaineGeneral Medical Center
- Maine Medical Center
- Northern Light Health AR Gould Hospital
- Northern Light Mercy Hospital
- Pen Bay Medical Center