Recognition Criteria Documents

The American Heart Association recognizes hospitals and organizations that demonstrate commitment and achievement in quality improvement across various measurement criteria. Organizations that participate actively and consistently are eligible.

The documents below outline the award recognition criteria across programs. 

Rural Recognition Programs

All hospitals participating in Get With The Guidelines - Stroke, Heart Failure or Coronary Artery Disease are eligible for recognition under the rural award program. These unique sets of performance metrics are specifically tailored to accomplishments in the rural setting. Learn more about specific programs for rural hospitals

Additional Hospital & EMS Recognition Programs

Depending on the criteria of the award, hospitals or EMS agencies are eligible to receive the below awards in addition to or independent of overarching Get With The Guidelines awards. Contact your Quality Improvement Consultant for more information on each award and associated recognition criteria.

Outpatient Programs