Providence Swedish is nationally recognized for providing high-quality stroke care

The awards recognize Providence Swedish's commitment to quality care. 

Providence Swedish has received six American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines achievement awards for demonstrating 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 puts 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- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Get With The Guidelines program, Providence Swedish qualified for the award by demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving quality care.

“We are extremely proud of this recognition and our teams of caregivers who are so dedicated to the highest quality care for every Providence Swedish patient,” said Heather Martin, director of quality at Providence Swedish.

“Providence Swedish 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. The Get With The Guidelines program makes it easier for our teams to put proven knowledge and guidelines to work on a daily basis, which helps us ensure more people in the Puget Sound region live longer, healthier lives.”

This year, Providence Swedish received these achievement awards:

Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll 

Providence Swedish First Hill

Stroke Gold with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Providence Swedish Ballard

Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite

Advanced Therapy and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Providence Swedish Cherry Hill

Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Providence Swedish Issaquah 

Stroke Gold Plus with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Providence Swedish Issaquah 

“We are pleased to recognize Providence Swedish for its commitment to caring for those in their community who need cardiovascular care,” said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, past president of the American Heart Association and CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. “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.”


About Providence Swedish

Providence Swedish has served the Puget Sound region since the first Providence hospital opened in Seattle in 1877 and the first Swedish hospital opened in 1910. The two organizations affiliated in 2012 and today comprise the largest health care delivery system in Western Washington, with 22,000 caregivers, eight hospitals and 244 clinics. A not-for-profit family of organizations, Providence Swedish provides more than $406 million in community benefit in the Puget Sound Region each year. The health system offers a comprehensive range of services and specialty and subspecialty care in a number of clinical areas, including cancer care, cardiovascular health, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive health and women’s and children’s care. 

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