Trillium Health has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure control rates, earning the silver level recognition as part of the Target: BP initiative.
The award recognizes practices that have demonstrated a commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.
“Controlling blood pressure is key for cardiovascular health – especially today, when heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of death in Rochester and the Finger Lakes,” said Sarah Bolduc, MD, vice president of Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer at Trillium Health. “By helping more people to control their blood pressure and reduce their risk for heart disease and stroke, Trillium Health is helping more people live longer, healthier lives.”
According to the 2020 Monroe County Health Profile by Common Ground Health, the four leading causes of death in the region were cancer, heart disease, unintentional injury and stroke. In addition, 36 percent of Monroe County residents had physician-diagnosed hypertension.
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association aimed at reducing the number of adults in the U.S. who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.
The initiative aims to help health care organizations to improve blood pressure control rates by using evidence-based protocols.
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