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Gotham Health, Morrisania named 2023 hypertension control champion

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Gotham Health, Morrisania has been recognized as a 2023 Hypertension Control Champion by Million Hearts.

This accolade is a testament to their commitment to achieving blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension, making them the sole clinic in New York State to receive this honor in 2023.

Hypertension, a major contributor to heart disease and stroke affecting millions of adults in the U.S., remains a significant health concern. Gotham Health, Morrisania’s achievement highlights their dedication to combatting this issue, making blood pressure control a priority and successfully reaching the challenging target set by Million Hearts.

Michelle Lewis, CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, expressed her congratulations, acknowledging the exceptional efforts of the Morrisania team in providing high-quality primary care to the community.

She emphasized that this recognition reflects the consistent high-quality care delivered by the clinical and non-clinical staff.

Dr. Jeremy O’Connor, Regional Medical Director, Bronx, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, shared his pride in being selected for the prestigious award.

He credited the achievement to the interdisciplinary care teams at Morrisania, highlighting their dedication to improving patient outcomes and care.

To earn the 2023 Hypertension Control Champions title, Gotham Health, Morrisania implemented a series of effective strategies, including a collaborative care team model, patient engagement efforts, care plan development, universal access to blood pressure monitoring, and enhanced medication affordability and adherence support.

Gotham Health, Morrisania’s recognition as a Hypertension Control Champion not only showcases their clinical excellence but also aligns with the broader mission of Million Hearts® – preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes.

The clinic sees this award as both an honor and a responsibility to continue leading the way in cardiovascular health.

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