In collaboration with The Joint Commission, The American Heart Association provides a comprehensive portfolio of cardiac certifications, available to all hospitals nationwide.
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 II: Primary Heart Attack Center (PHAC) – Ideal for hospitals performing primary PCI around the clock, all year long.
- 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.
- Comprehensive Cardiac Center For hospitals providing care for every touch point in the cardiac care continuum.
Cardiac Systems of Care
Support & Resources for Certifying 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.
Explore a comprehensive portfolio of stroke-focused certifications to improve patient care and achieve your organization’s goals.