It’s exciting to share with you that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recognized WESTMED Medical Group as a Million Hearts 2015 Hypertension Control Champion. The award is given to medical practices that have helped their adult patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above the Million Hearts target of 70 percent.
WESTMED is one of only 18 medical providers and health systems throughout the country recognized with this prestigious award! In addition, we are the only “Champion” in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut. Hypertension Control Champions were found to use a number of innovative approaches to achieve BP control rates of 70% or better in their practices.
“Congratulations to all of our clinical and non-clinical caregivers who helped to make this happen!” said Dr. Richard Morel, WESTMED Medical Group co-medical director and vice president.
Million Hearts is a nationwide initiative focused on preventing one million heart attacks and strokes in five years. Hypertension control is a vital to realizing that goal. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
Find information about detecting and controlling high blood pressure here. Make control your goal.
To view the congratulations video from CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, MPH please click here.
For more information on the Hypertension Control Challenge and a full list of 2015 winners visit this page.