Marketing Your Achievement
Telling your community about your accomplishments is a great way to communicate the value you place on excellent patient care. The work you've completed is important and deserves recognition. Praise for your quality improvement efforts can take many forms and may be acknowledged across the duration of your engagement with the American College of Cardiology. There's a lot to be gained by sharing your success with your internal and external audiences.
Building good relationships with your communities of interest may include hosting health fairs and other educational events. To that end, you may purchase giveaways that tout the recognition you've received from ACC through our online store.
Most importantly, we invite you to learn more about some of the specific ways that you can increase awareness by employing some fundamental marketing tactics and techniques.
Those facilities that have earned an ACC accreditation or certification will receive a certificate of achievement that can be displayed to honor the team that earned recognition from the American College of Cardiology. Accredited facilities also have the right to proudly showcase the accreditation and certification seals they've earned. We invite the facilities that we work with to learn more about how to market an earned accreditation. Beginning in 2019, our compiled list of Accredited facilities was published in the US News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals Guidebook. View our 2021 USNWR Best Hospitals Guidebook insert.
Please note: Only those hospitals and facilities that are currently accredited or certified by ACC are entitled to display our seals and to announce their accreditation/certification status. To obtain the appropriate accreditation graphics for your ACC accreditation designation, please contact email@example.com. We encourage and ask all earning an accreditation or certification to review and become familiar with our ACC Accreditation Services Marketing Policy.
Sample News Announcements
Please download the appropriate sample news release (links below) to announce your achievement. You may contact Katie Glenn, ACC Media Relations, 202-375-6472 for questions or if you require additional assistance.
Those facilities that achieve the HeartCARE Center distinction boldly demonstrate their commitment to superior cardiovascular care by participating in multiple quality improvement initiatives. This program, launched in early June 2018, now provides a way to publicly spotlight those elite hospitals that go above and beyond to ensure excellence in all aspects of care and to establish a repeat track record of outstanding performance. Beginning in 2019, our compiled list of HeartCARE Center facilities was published in the US News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals Guidebook. View our 2021 USNWR Best Hospitals Guidebook insert.
All of the tactics used to promote an ACC accreditation may also be employed to promote your HeartCARE Center distinction. Most importantly, this prestigious award calls for celebration. Please share those moments with others who continue to be inspired by your good works.
Sample News Release
A sample news announcement about the HeartCARE Center is available for those who wish to announce their achievement of this national distinction of excellence. Please contact Katie Glenn, ACC Media Relations, 202-375-6472 for questions or if you require additional assistance regarding media relations.
Download the HeartCARE Center Designation Sample News Release
Each year ACC places an insert in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals guidebook. The ACC recognizes the more than 2,000 hospitals participating in the NCDR and/or ACC Accreditation Services that are committed to quality and process improvement.
Hospital names featured in the 2021 guidebook insert are from the "Brand Name" of the facility as listed in the Find Your Heart a Home (FYHAH) site profile. Learn more about how Accreditation participants can manage their FYHAH profile.
To order EHAC (Early Heart Attack Care) materials that can be customized to include your facility name, please visit our online store. If you prefer, you may also download the EHAC brochure and customize it yourself. It is available in English and Spanish language versions. For additional questions about EHAC matierals, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.