Local hospitals earn recognition for patient assistance

118 hospitals in New York have been recognized for their efforts to help patients suffering from a stroke, or heart disease.

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Every year, the American Heart Association recognizes hospitals across the country for their ground breaking work.

Some of the hospitals recognized in the Capital Region include Albany Med, Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital, and Samaritan Hospital.

Heart disease and stroke are the number one and number five cause of death in the U.S..