American Heart Association

Hospital Accreditation & Certification

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With a growing number of accreditation choices, it's important to consider what matters to your hospital and community. Does the accrediting body have credibility with your patients? Can your hospital team expect support through resources, education, expertise and access to research?

When you partner with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, the answers are yes.

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Stroke Certifications

Available to all hospitals nationwide. Learn how your hospital can maximize and demonstrate its stroke treatment capabilities through stroke certification.

Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

The premier cardiovascular certification awarded to hospitals that demonstrate high-quality care using evidence-based, guidelines-driven treatment and foster collaboration throughout the system of care.

Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Referring and Receiving Center Accreditations

Help save more lives from STEMI by supporting your regional system of care as an accredited referring or receiving center.

Hypertension Center Certification

The latest addition to our certification program identifies physician practices with the expertise to treat complex and challenging hypertension cases.

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

A collaboration between The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association.

We’re going all in for Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence Accreditation.

Congratulations to our first seven CVCOEs!

  • Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton
  • Baptist Health Lexington
  • Valley Health Winchester Medical Center
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital
  • CHRISTUS Mother Frances - Tyler
  • Indiana University Methodist Hospital

  • St. Elizabeth Edgewood