In late spring 2004, Phase 2 of the AHA/ASA Professional Membership program was successfully launched. Included in Phase 2 was the launch of the Golden and Silver Heart recognition program, which proudly recognizes members who have devoted many years of service as a professional member. Members qualify for Silver Heart status upon completion of 10 years of service. After 20 years of service, Golden Heart status is awarded. To receive and maintain Golden or Silver Heart status, membership at the Premium Professional or Emeritus Premium Professional level is required. In addition to receiving all Premium Professional benefits, Golden and Silver Heart Members also receive:
- Special recognition as a Golden or Silver Heart Member in the online AHA/ASA Membership Directory
- Designation as Golden or Silver Heart Member on unique AHA Scientific Sessions name badge holder
- Commemorative Golden or Silver Heart lapel pin
Members will be notified of Golden or Silver Heart status through the renewal notices. Members who feel they have obtained this status, but have not been notified properly through their renewal notices are asked to contact Customer Service at 1-800-787-8984 or 1-301-223-2307 (outside U.S.) or email email@example.com.