InterCommunity Health Care is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) as a leader in the national effort to get patient blood pressure rates under control and reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes each year.
As part of the 2019 Target: BP Recognition Program, AHA and AMA awarded InterCommunity Health Care with Gold Status—one of just 542 physician practices and health systems to be recognized for achieving blood pressure control rates of 70 percent or more in their adult patient population with high blood pressure. A total of 1,183 physician practices and health systems nationwide were recognized by the program for their commitment to help patients improve blood pressure control.
In addition, InterCommunity received the American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold award in recognition of their commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management.
“High blood pressure and high cholesterol are major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. Yet, less than half of people with high blood pressure have it controlled to target level, and many people with high cholesterol are undertreated,” stated Kimberly Beauregard, President and CEO of InterCommunity Health Care. “We’re pleased to be part of the effort in improving the health of the people we serve.”
InterCommunity Health Care provides health services out of 16 locations in the greater Hartford region, including three community health centers located at 281 Main Street in East Hartford, 16 Coventry Street in Hartford, and 828 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor.