41 heart centers earning designations, accreditations

Here are 41 heart hospitals and programs recently earning designations and accreditations:

  1. Three Pennsylvania hospitals received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus recognition:
    • Geisinger Medical Center in Danville
    • Community Medical Center in Scranton 
    • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre

  2. Wailuku, Hawaii-based Maui Memorial Medical Center again earned the Gold Plus and Target: Honor Roll Quality Achievement Awards.

  3. Statesville, N.C.-based Iredell Memorial Hospital received the Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology.

  4. West Tennessee Healthcare Camden Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology.

  5. Neptune Township, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center received the gold-level Beacon Award for Excellence on the Cardiac ICU from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

  6. Los Angeles-based Keck Hospital of USC earned its second consecutive Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Award.

  7. The American College of Cardiology awarded five Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals with the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence award:
    • Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
    • Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune Township, N.J.)
    • JFK University Medical Center (Edison, N.J.)
    • Ocean University Medical Center (Brick Township, N.J.)
    • Riverview Medical Center (Red Bank, N.J.)

  8. Missoula, Mont.-based Providence St. Patrick Hospital earned The Joint Commission's Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification for the first time.

  9. West Reading, Pa.-based Reading Hospital, part of Tower Health, received the Gold recognition from the American Heart Association for ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treatment.

  10. Tower Health's Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus recognition.

  11. Tower Health's Pottstown (Pa.) Hospital received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus recognition.

  12. The American Association of Critical Care Nurses awarded the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's cardiac catheterization lab and pre-post recovery unit the Gold Beacon Award for Excellence.

  13. Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus quality achievement award.

  14. Sandusky, Ohio-based Firelands Regional Medical Center received four heart and stroke awards from the American Heart Association:
    • Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus
    • Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus
    • Mission: Lifeline-NSTEMI Silver
    • Mission: Lifeline-STEMI Receiving Center Gold Plus

  15. Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital was awarded the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus achievement award for the 13th consecutive year and Stony Brook Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital received it for the 10th consecutive year.

  16. Santa Clarita, Calif.-based Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for the 11th consecutive year.

  17. Honolulu-based Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines and Mission: Lifeline awards for the treatment of heart disease.

  18. Fredericksville, Va.-based Mary Washington Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center received the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award.

  19. New York City-based Richmond University Medical Center received several achievement awards from the American Heart Association, which also named the hospital an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.

  20. Portsmouth (N.H.) Regional Hospital earned a three-star rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting procedures.

  21. Hickory, N.C.-based Fyre Regional Medical Center, a part of Durham, N.C.,-based Duke LifePoint Healthcare, was awarded the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Gold Plus achievement award.

  22. Cheyenne (Wyo.) Regional Medical Center received the American Heart Association’s  Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure quality achievement award.

  23. Fort Wayne, Ind.-based Parkview Heart Institute received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-AFib Gold quality achievement award.

  24. Orange, Calif.-based UCI Health Comprehensive Stroke and Cerebrovascular Center received the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines-Stroke award.

  25. Laredo, Texas-based Cigarroa Surgical Center completed its accreditation process by The Joint Commission.

  26. Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center’s Heart Failure Program completed accreditation by the American College of Cardiology.

  27. The American College of Cardiology awarded Southaven, Miss.-based Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto heart failure accreditation.

  28. The American College of Surgeons and the Society for Vascular Surgery verified the first four hospitals with its newly launched Vascular Verification Program.

  29. Sioux City, Iowa-based MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023.

  30. St. Luke's Health-Memorial Lufkin (Texas) earned the American College of Cardiology's Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation.

  31. The American College of Cardiology awarded all eligible Hackensack Meridian medical centers with Chest Pain Center Accreditations.

  32. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho-based Kootenai Health was awarded a Level II Stroke Center designation by the state of Idaho's Time Sensitive Emergency System.

  33. Columbia, Tenn.-based Maury Regional Medical Center received the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry Chest Pain-MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2023.

  34. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford (Texas) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark for Primary Heart Attack Center Certification.

  35. Springfield, Ore.-based PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend earned re-accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the American College of Cardiology.

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