UPMC-Western Maryland has received five American Heart Association awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular and stroke patients receive the most efficient and coordinated treatment, ultimately leading to more lives saved. UPMC-Western Maryland earned the awards by meeting specific quality achievement measures and following nationally recognized, research-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and stroke patients over a designated year-long period. UPMC-Western Maryland is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System. The Heart Institute at UPMC-Western Maryland offers emergent and non-emergent service and is among the nation’s top performing hospitals for treatment of heart attack patients and for cardiac surgery.