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Published on August 02, 2022

Cone Health Hospitals Nationally Recognized for High-Quality Stroke Care

The American Heart Association presents its Get With The Guidelines awards for dedication to life-saving care.


Greensboro- Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital have earned numerous American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards. The awards are for demonstrating commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer return trips to the hospital. Logo of award

Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke or heart attack. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. Studies show patients can better recover when providers consistently follow treatment guidelines. 

“Cone Health is committed to improving care by adhering to the latest treatment guidelines and streamlining processes to ensure timely and proper care for heart attacks and strokes,” says Dr. Marlon Priest, chief clinical officer, Cone Health. “The Get With The Guidelines program makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work daily, helping ensure more people experience longer, healthier lives.” 

Get With The Guidelines puts the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, ensuring patient care is aligned with the latest research. As a participant in Get With The Guidelines program, Cone Health qualified for the award by demonstrating how the organization has committed to improving quality care. 

Here are some of the awards Cone Health hospitals achieved:

  • Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll
    • Alamance Regional
    • Annie Penn Hospital
    • Moses Cone Hospital
  • Stroke Silver Plus
    • Wesley Long Hospital 

“We are pleased to recognize Cone Health for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” says Dr. John Warner, FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association. “Hospitals that follow the American Heart Association’s quality improvement protocols often see improved patient outcomes, fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates – a win for health care systems, families and communities.”