New hospital certification offered for heart failure treatment

Megan Knowles - Print  | 

The American Heart Association and The Joint Commission launched a cardiovascular certification program for hospitals looking to ensure patients with heart failure can access the latest evidence-based care.

The Advanced Heart Failure Certification program stems from the most recent heart failure clinical practice guidelines. Hospitals applying for this certification must be active participants in the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure program, a hospital-based quality improvement program that aims to close gaps in cardiovascular disease treatment.

The certification program also requires organizations to meet the following criteria:

For more information on the certification program, email The Joint Commission at or the American Heart Association at  

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