American Heart Association Certified Care

Specialty programs focused on the next step in care with one goal — to recognize those that make the patient care experience better

The American Heart Association has a long history of recognizing hospitals for their quality of care through certification designation. Several years back, the need for improved care in the non-hospital space came to light with a greater focus on systems of care. The American Heart Association at this time embarked on a journey to improve care at all levels in the non-hospital space. In 2019, our first program was launched for skilled nursing facilities treating heart failure patients.

As our programs continue to grow, our vision is to reach all levels in the non-hospital space to improve overall patient care. These programs are designed to standardize the coordination, adherence, and implementation of evidence-based care. Our mission is for patients and their families/caregivers to have the reassurance of choosing one of these American Heart Association certified organizations. This trust of the American Heart Association checkmark has been long recognized in other areas but now is the established seal for those seeking the best heart and stroke care.

Skilled Nursing Facility Heart Failure

As our programs continue to grow, our vision is to reach all levels in the non-hospital space to improve overall patient care. These programs are designed to standardize the coordination, adherence, and implementation of evidence-based care. Our mission is for patients and their families/caregivers to have the reassurance of choosing one of these American Heart Association certified organizations. This trust of the American Heart Association checkmark has been long recognized in other areas but now is the established seal for those seeking the best heart and stroke care.

Hypertension Certification

This certification program identifies physician practices with the expertise to treat complex and challenging hypertension cases. Hypertension Centers are certified as either a Comprehensive Hypertension Center or a Hypertension Practice Center.

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Center Of Excellence

A two-tiered certification framework recognizing healthcare organizations in the outpatient space that provide services that warrant the designation of being a Center of Excellence.

Coming soon!

Home Health Heart Failure

Dedicated to focusing on Heart Failure patients that are transitioned to home and being cared for by Home Care agencies.

Palliative/Hospice Heart Failure Certification

Certification for agencies taking care of patients in late stages of Heart Failure illness who are receiving supportive Palliative/Hospice care.

Coming soon!

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Healthy Senior Living

This Certification works with independent and assisted living facilities to help them move toward improved cardiovascular health and quality of life for their residents.

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