Congratulations to 33 Providers Recognized by NCQA for Exemplary Heart & Stroke Care!

Congratulations to 33 Providers Recognized by NCQA for Exemplary Heart & Stroke Care!

Submitted by Verle-Ranae Hoskins, MS, Performance Improvement Coordinator

We are pleased to share that 33 providers across our clinic network have achieved recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for their exemplary care of patients with cardiovascular disease and/or stroke! The NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP) is a voluntary effort to identify clinicians who have met standards demonstrating delivery of high-quality care to patients with cardiovascular disease and/or stroke. To earn NCQA HSRP recognition, providers must meet specific criteria in 5 clinical performance measures for a whole year: Blood Pressure Control, Use of Aspirin or Another Antiplatelet, Smoking and Tobacco Use Cessation Assistance, Body Mass Index Screening, and Statin Therapy for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease.

“Controlling blood pressure and quitting smoking are common-sense treatments for cardiovascular disease. But the number of clinicians who don’t urge their patients who smoke to quit would surprise you,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “The Heart/Stroke Recognition Program identifies clinicians who follow these evidence-based guidelines. Valley Medical Center’s providers are to be commended for their achievement in earning Recognition.”

Clinicians who achieve HSRP Recognition show their peers, patients, and others in the community that they are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for its skill in providing the highest-level of heart and stroke care.

Congratulations to the following providers and the clinics which support them on their accomplishment!

Cascade Primary CareKent Primary CareMaple Valley Primary Care
Dina Tuyettoan Nguyen, MDAmanda Zorn, MDRodney T Riedel, MD
Grace B Gamponia, MDAnusha Iyer, MD 
Jenna Madeja, DODavid Feldman, MDRenton Highlands Primary Care
Kristin F Parker, DOGia Hemmen, MDArthur Lew, MD
Matthew Hallowell, MDSheri Peterson-Buckley, MDBryan Sundin, MD
Seema Rai, MD Crenguta Stepan, MD
Wuaca K Luna, MDKent Station Primary CareShannon K Kropp, MD
 Long H Nguyen, DO 
Covington Primary CareThuy Pham, DORenton Landing Primary Care
Elisabeth B Golden, ARNPRobert Prongay, MD
Erin R Marckel, PALake Sawyer Primary Care 
Jennifer L Avila-Smith, DODavid Sweiger, MDSenior Care and Internal Medicine
Todd A Curtis, MDJoshua Kachner, MDLindsay Nofziger, NP
Shreeketa M Mehta, MDMegan Aileen Dippe, PA
Fairwood Samandip Hothi, MD
Hsiang-Hwa Chen, DOZhimin Zhai, MD
Paul A Wardrop, MD  

Visit to see a complete list of providers recognized by NCQA.

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