Augusta Business Daily

Thu, November 30, 2023

CSRA hospital receives national recognition for performance

Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been named a 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital for Heart Failure and Stroke. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings.

“I’m exceptionally proud and honored to be a part of a team that continues to receive national recognition,” said Matt Merrifield, chief executive officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. “With safety as our top priority, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality, compassionate care to each patient and family member in our facility. We will continue to advocate for and prioritize safety while maintaining the highest quality of care for our patients, their families, our team, and our community.”


Aiken Regional earned High Performing ratings for Heart Failure and Stroke in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

The Aiken Regional team has also been recognized on a state, regional or national level for:

  • Certified Primary Heart Attack Center (CPHA) by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association®/American Heart Association® (AHA)
  • Certified Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association/American Heart Association
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke, GOLD PLUS with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite 2023
  • Get With The Guidelines® Stroke, GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll


For more information regarding Aiken Regional services, visit

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