Each year, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognizes hospitals for achieving the high standards of care set forth in our quality improvement programs. Earning a Get With The Guidelines® and/or a Mission: Lifeline® award means that these hospitals have implemented initiatives to consistently follow up-to-date, research-based treatment guidelines. The list is recognized in this US News & World Report ad. Congratulations and thank you to the hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate that achieved this level of recognition.
Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.