October 16, 2019

Centers Health Care Secures AHA & AMA Target: BP Gold Recognition for Year One

[New York, NY] – Centers Health Care, one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the Northeast and Midwest, with nearly 50 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities, has secured Target: BP Gold Recognition by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in its first year of participation.  The AHA recognizes Centers Health Care’s commitment to the improvement, leadership and advances of cardiovascular health, thus achieving this very prestigious recognition.

“This award of excellence makes evident that the fruits of Centers Health Care’s efforts to impact the health of Centers’ patients across geographies and cultures are abundant,” said Victor Bory BSc, MSOD, Director of Community Impact at the American Heart Association.

According to the AHA, Centers Health Care’s high performance is exemplary. The company’s data showed an exceptional 70 percent or higher blood pressure control rate throughout the adult patient population across the Centers Health Care family.

“We are so proud of this recognition by the AHA and AMA,” said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care.  “What this demonstrates without question is our highest commitment to cardiovascular health for all of our residents spanning across our 50 facilities.  I want to thank the AHA for their support and strong partnership over the past year.”

The Target: BP Recognition Program celebrates physician practices and health systems, which treat patients with hypertension, for achieving blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.

About Centers Health Care

Centers Health Care is one of the largest and most complete post-acute health care continuums in the Northeast. The Centers Health Care family includes nearly 50 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Kansas. In addition, the Centers continuum includes Home Health Care, Managed Long-Term Care (MLTC), Adult Day Healthcare, Assisted Living, two state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Centers, and Centers Urgent Care providing walk-in medical care.  More than 24,000 dedicated staffers and caregivers provide for the needs or over 9,000 long-and short-term residents throughout the Centers Health Care family.

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About the American Medical Association

The American Medical Association is the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. As the only medical association that convenes 190+ state and specialty medical societies and other critical stakeholders, the AMA represents physicians with a unified voice to all key players in health care.  The AMA leverages its strength by removing the obstacles that interfere with patient care, leading the charge to prevent chronic disease and confront public health crises and, driving the future of medicine to tackle the biggest challenges in health care.

Contacts

Jeff Jacomowitz
Centers Health Care
(718) 931-9700 ext. 550
jjacomowitz@centershealthcare.org

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