2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge

The Initiative

2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

The Million Hearts® initiative has recognized 30 public and private health care practices and systems as 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.

These health care providers, practices, and systems achieved blood pressure control for at least 70% of their patients through innovations in health information technology and electronic health records, patient communication, and health care team approaches.

Together, this year’s Champions cared for more than 3.5 million adults and represented a range of small and large, urban and rural, and private and federal health practices and systems across 19 states.

By clicking below, you can learn more about current and past winners, the Challenge, and access hypertension control resources.

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2014 Winners

Congratulations to the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions! Read this HHS press release for more about the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.

• Arsalan Shirwany, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, TN
• The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC, Baton Rouge, LA
• Brett Gray, MD, Cherokee Nation Health Services, Salina, OK
• Colorado Springs Health Partners, Colorado Springs, CO
• Daniel Otten, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, TN
• Denver Health Community Health Services, Denver, CO*
• East Jordan Family Health Center, East Jordan, MI*
• Esse Health, St. Louis, MO
• Essentia Health, Duluth, MN
• Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego, CA*
• Green Spring Internal Medicine, LLC, Lutherville, MD
• Holger Salazar, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, TN
• Jennifer Morrow, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, TN
• Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, CA
• Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Cypress, Houston, TX
• Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Pasadena, Pasadena, TX
• Lexington Family Practice, Lexington, SC
• Mark Backus, MD, FACP, Bend, OR
• Methodist Primary Care Group, Memphis, TN
• Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP, Northwestern Medical Group, Chicago, IL
• P.S. Rudie Medical Clinic, Duluth, MN*
Peninsula Community Health Services, Bremerton, WA*
• Premier Medical Associates, Monroeville, PA
• Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, NM
• PriMed Physicians, Dayton, OH
• Reginald Parker, MD, Northlake Family Medical Practice, Columbia, SC
• Roane County Family Health Care, Spencer, WV*
• Southwest Montana Community Health Center, Butte, MT*
• Upper Valley Family Care, Troy and Piqua, OH
• WinMed Health Services, Cincinnati, OH*

* Denotes Champions who are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). For more information on FQHCs, please visit http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit/toolbox/RuralHealthITtoolbox/Introduction/qualified.html