WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., (September 1, 2023) – If you’re experiencing heart disease or stroke, every second makes a difference in your health outcome. That includes the seconds that hospital teams spend providing the best practices for care. 13 hospitals in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties are among 2,800 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® initiative to improve outcomes for Americans who experience heart disease or stroke.

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. These health crises require swift and proven treatment to ensure the best outcomes for patients. The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, sets the standards for high-quality, science-based care and access that all patients deserve.

“Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or heart attack,” says Kayla Fox, executive director of the American Heart Association Palm Beach County. “Access to high-quality care is something that everyone should have, and the Get With The Guidelines program helps ensure all patients can access high-quality care.”

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals across the country for consistently following up-to-date, research-based guidelines to ensure all patients have access to lifesaving care. In the tri-county area, 13 hospitals were recognized this year:

  • Bethesda Hospital West
  • Bethesda Memorial Hospital
  • Boca Raton Regional Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
  • Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital
  • Delray Medical Center
  • HCA Florida JFK Hospital
  • HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital
  • Jupiter Medical Center
  • Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
  • St. Mary's Medical Center
  • Wellington Regional Medical Center

Learn more at heart.org/getwiththeguidelines.

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About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Nina Barbero, APR