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Intermountain Health hospitals are nationally recognized for their commitment to providing high-quality cardiovascular care

The American Heart Association presents the Get With The Guidelines awards for proven dedication to best practices and life-saving care


Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center, Platte Valley Medical Center, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Saint Joseph Hospital and St. Vincent Healthcare have received numerous American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards. These awards demonstrate commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital. 

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

Get With The Guidelines put the expertise of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure patient care is aligned with the latest evidence-based and research-based guidelines. As participants in Get With The Guidelines programs, these six hospitals qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organizations have committed to improving quality care. 

“Intermountain 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,” said Mark Korth, Peaks Region President. “The Get With The Guidelines programs make it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people experience longer, healthier lives.”  

This year, the following hospitals received Get with the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Award in the following achievement target areas: 

Good Samaritan 

  • Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll 
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 


  • Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll and Advanced Therapy 

Platte Valley  

  • Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll 
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 

St. Mary’s 

  • Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll and Advanced Therapy  
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 

Saint Joseph 

  • Target: Stroke Honor Roll 
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 

St. Vincent  

  • Target: Stroke Elite Plus Honor Roll 
  • Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 
About Get With The Guidelines

Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. Developed with the goal of saving lives and hastening recovery, Get With The Guidelines has touched the lives of more than 12 million patients since 2001. For more information, visit heart.org.