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In response to added burdens on hospitals as the result of COVID-19, the TAKEheart Team is temporarily postponing regularly scheduled activities.
Learn more about the alternate ways that TAKEheart is working to support hospitals during this time.

Benefits of Becoming a Partner Hospital

TAKEheart moves Partner Hospitals to action by providing:

  • High-impact, expert-led training that provides guidance on each step of the quality improvement journey
  • A companion implementation guide for each training module containing additional guidance on how to achieve specific objectives and milestones
  • Insights from leading CR experts
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, coaching, and tools
  • Individualized coaching and technical support

These resources will be provided to participating hospitals at no cost.

Requirements to Become a Partner Hospital

TAKEheart Partner Hospitals agree to:

  • Identify a champion to lead the efforts 
  • Form a multi-disciplinary team
    • Teams are strongly encouraged to include expertise in information technology, care coordination and discharge planning, and quality improvement
  • Integrate an automatic CR referral process into the EMR or other automatic system
  • Provide a care coordinator for patients referred to CR services
    • This individual could be a member of hospital staff (trained liaison) or a volunteer (peer CR graduate or ambassador).
  • Share success stories and lessons learned with other AHRQ TAKEheart hospitals
  • Complete the learning curriculum
  • Share de-identified data on implementation and patient referral rates (as available) and participate in surveys

Join TAKEheart as a Partner Hospital and contribute to the national goal of achieving 70 percent participation in CR among eligible patients, helping Americans live longer and healthier lives.

To become a TAKEheart Partner Hospital, submit an application