(WENY) - Arnot Ogden Medical Center was among hundreds of hospitals recognized for efforts to improve outcomes for Americans with heart disease and stroke.

118 hospitals in New York are among the 2,600 nationwide that participate in the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines initiative that deal with heart disease and stroke.

In addition, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre also received awards.

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively. 

"Every 40 seconds, someone in America has a stroke or heart attack," said Lynne Shopiro, chief nursing officer at Crouse Health and president of the Syracuse Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. "Access to high-quality care is something that everyone should have, and the Get With The Guidelines program helps ensure all patients can access high-quality care amid adversity."

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals across the country for consistently following up-to-date, research-based guidelines to ensure all patients have access to lifesaving care.

In New York, 82 hospitals or hospital systems were recognized this year, as well as hospitals in the Guthrie Hospital System, based in Pennsylvania, but with New York affiliates.