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
Six 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. 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 Brian Shankey, the Association’s Executive Director for Northern New England. “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 Maine, six hospitals were recognized this year:
- The Aroostook Medical Center (TAMC)
- Central Maine Medical Center
- Eastern Maine Medical Center
- MaineGeneral Medical Center
- Northern Light Mercy Hospital
- Pen Bay Medical Center
Learn more at heart.org/getwiththeguidelines.
Additional Resource: U.S. News & World Report listing: Quality Care You Can Trust (usnewsbrandfuse.com)