Shelbyville, IN — Major Health Partners (MHP) has received two 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 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 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 cholesterol and high blood pressure management and care,” said Dr. Emily Ann Andaya, MHP Family & Internal Medicine. “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 and Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol. programs, MHP was recognized after demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving risk factor management for patients.

This year, MHP Family & Internal Medicine received these achievement awards:

  • The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold
  • Target: BP™ Gold recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.

“Addressing cholesterol and blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health – and critical today, when heart disease and stroke continue to be leading causes of death for Americans,” said Howard Haft, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, volunteer science expert for the American Heart Association and executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program, in Baltimore. “The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize MHP for its commitment to managing patient risk factors related to high blood pressure and high cholesterol.”