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Maury Regional Medical Group nationally recognized

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 12:25 pm

Maury Regional Medical Group nationally recognized for efforts to improve blood pressure control

COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Group (MRMG) has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure (BP) control rates, earning Gold Plus level recognition as part of Target BPTM.

The Gold Plus award recognizes practices that demonstrate a commitment to measurement accuracy and in which high blood pressure is controlled in 70% or more of the affected adult patients. Maury Regional Medical Group scored 78%, making it one of only four providers recognized in Tennessee.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., and stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and preventable death.

There are 121.5 million U.S. adults living with hypertension. Unfortunately, less than half of them have their BP under control, making both diagnosis and effective management critical.

“Addressing 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 adults in the U.S.,” MRMG President Nathan Miller said. “High blood pressure is a leading risk factor of heart disease and stroke that can often be prevented or managed if diagnosed and treated properly. Maury Regional Medical Group is committed to helping our patients better control their blood pressure, and that commitment has resulted in this recognition.”

Target: BP is a national initiative formed by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association in response to the high prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure. The initiative aims to help health care organizations and care teams, at no cost, improve blood pressure control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program and recognizes organizations, like Maury Regional Medical Group, that are committed to improving blood pressure control.

“By committing to helping more people in southern Middle Tennessee control their blood pressure and reduce their risks for future heart disease and stroke, Maury Regional Medical Group is taking a key step to helping more people live longer, healthier lives,” said Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, FAHA, Target: BP advisory group volunteer and associate professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. “Maury Regional Medical Group’s participation in the Target: BP initiative shows its dedication to turning clinical guidelines into lifelines for patients and their families.”

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