Valley Nationally Recognized by American Heart Association for Commitment to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Valley Nationally Recognized by American Heart Association for Commitment to Improve Cardiovascular Health

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

The American Heart Association presents outpatient program achievement awards for proven dedicationto ensuring patients have access to best practices that reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.

We’re excited to share that Valley Medical Center Clinic Network has received 48 American Heart Association outpatient program achievement awards in recognition for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and blood pressure management. The awards recognize a commitment to following the latest evidence- and science-based care guidelines.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke or heart failure. High cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure are leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but with timely diagnosis, research-based treatment and education, these conditions can be managed.

“We are proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our focus on type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure management and care,” said Dr. Long Nguyen, Associate Medical Director of Quality. “By participating in these programs, we are able to put the science of the latest clinical guidelines to work improving the lives of our patients.”

The outpatient achievement award programs put the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol., and Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs, Valley Medical Center was recognized after demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving risk factor management for patients.

This year, Valley Medical Center received these achievement awards:

The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold

Gold Award

The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Gold

Gold Award

 Target: BP™ Silver and Gold+ recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.



Congratulations to these amazing clinics, and thank you for all you do to care for our community like family!

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