MemorialCare Medical Group has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Target: Type 2 DiabetesSM Gold Certificate of Recognition, as well as the American Heart Association/American Medical Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Target BPTM Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The awards celebrate MemorialCare Medical Group’s commitment to controlling the blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes and accurate blood pressure measurements.
We are honored to have been nationally recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association. Research has shown that outpatient centers adhering to these clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative are leaders in managing diabetes and high blood pressure cases. MemorialCare strives to ensure the health and wellness of our community and strives to keep our patients from needing hospitalization by managing their condition in the primary care setting.
Mark Schafer, M.D., chief executive officer, MemorialCare Medical Group
Health organizations are eligible to apply for these awards if they demonstrate quality outpatient care for those with Type 2 Diabetes and blood pressure measurement knowledge. MemorialCare Medical Group earned these awards by achieving an exceptional 70% or greater rate of adhering to cardiovascular-focused clinical measures and controlling high blood pressure throughout its adult patient population.
The MemorialCare Medical Group’s ACTIVE Diabetes Program helps patients with poorly controlled diabetes reach their personal health goals. Its team works collaboratively with its patients to help them better understand what diabetes is, how it affects the body and develop a personalized plan to improve their diet and physical lifestyle.
MemorialCare Medical Group would not have qualified for these awards without the dedication of our physicians, nurses and clinical teams in our Centers. The high level of care they provide daily shows MemorialCare Medical Group’s commitment to providing quality care for our patients with diabetes and high blood pressure.
Adam Solomon, MD, chief medical officer, MemorialCare Medical Foundation