In collaboration with The Joint Commission, The American Heart Association provides a comprehensive portfolio of cardiac certifications, available to all hospitals nationwide.
Cardiac Systems of Care
Select the program that fits your hospital’s unique needs and goals. Learn more on The Joint Commission’s website.
- Level III: Acute Heart Attack Ready (AHAR) – For heart attack systems of care referring hospitals that may or may not perform primary PCI’s.
- Level I: Comprehensive Heart Attack Center (CHAC) – For hospitals performing cardiac surgical services and primary PCI around the clock, all year long. Launching July 1, 2022.
Support & Resources for Certified Hospitals
Once certified, hospitals have access to an online community, education, resources, quality improvement consultants, a marketing toolkit, and the opportunity to participate in an advisory group.
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