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HopeHealth earns AMA recognition for ‘Target: BP’

on Monday, 18 October 2021. Posted in Local News

HopeHealth has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure control rates among the patient populations its serves.

HopeHealth earned Silver level recognition as part of the 2021 “Target: BP” Recognition Program.The Silver Award recognizes practices that have demonstrated a commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.

“Being recognized by the AHA and AMA for our efforts in the treatment and management of high blood pressure is a tremendous achievement” said Tammy Garris, clinical data controller at HopeHealth. “The providers and staff of HopeHealth have taken on the challenge of treating hypertension in our patients through evidence-based care that includes medications, nutrition counseling, and physical activity counseling.

” Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, there are 121.5 million U.S. adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their blood pressure under control – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than other causes.

“Hypertension is the most common chronic disease treated at HopeHealth,” said Dr. Edward Behing, HopeHealth chief medical officer. “Our partnerships with the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association have enhanced our ability to assess and treat high blood pressure. I am proud of the compassionate team at HopeHealth.”

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