ARLINGTON, VA, July 29, 2022  — Twenty-seven hospitals in the Greater Washington Region are among the 2,600 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,” said Federico M. Asch, M.D., a DC cardiologist and American Heart Association Board member. “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 amid adversity.”

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 Greater Washington Region, 27 hospitals were recognized. This includes 5 hospitals in DC, 13 in Northern Virginia, 3 in Prince George’s County, and 6 in Montgomery County.

  • Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center
  • Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
  • Doctors Community Medical Center
  • Fauquier Hospital
  • Holy Cross Germantown Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital 
  • Howard University Hospital 
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Mary Washington Hospital
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital 
  • Stafford Hospital
  • StoneSprings Hospital Center
  • Suburban Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • The George Washington University Hospital 
  • University of Maryland Capital Region Medical Center
  • UVA Haymarket Medical Center
  • Virginia Hospital Center

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