A Denver-based physician group is making health care work for the patients, physicians and communities it serves, and gaining national recognition for its success in saving lives through better blood pressure control.
Serving nearly 200,000 metro Denver patients, New West Physicians uses an innovative, team-based approach to deliver high-quality, affordable care using proven treatments and technology while achieving high patient and physician satisfaction. The results have been so successful that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently named New West Physicians as one of 24 national Hypertension Control Champions for 2017.
“We are extremely proud of all the hard work and dedication put forth by each employee and physicians here at New West Physicians that has enabled us to achieve this distinction,” said Ruth Benton, CEO of New West Physicians. “We will continue to strive for excellence and deliver quality, patient-centered care.”
Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in five years. CDC co-leads Million Hearts with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The award recognizes the Champions who implemented patient care strategies to achieve blood pressure control rates of at least 70% or greater for their adult patients by using a variety of approaches. New West Physicians’ hypertension control rate is 83%.
“From our inception in 1994, we have been dedicated to providing high-quality, efficient, evidence-based care,” added Ken Cohen, M.D. F.A.C.P., New West Physicians’ Chief Medical Officer. “Our focus is on a culture of accountability and continuous improvement where providers work to continuously raise the bar of their practice. We are proud of the contribution our physicians have made to saving lives through better patient care.”
A summary of the specific steps that New West Physicians has taken and programs that it has initiated to continually improve blood patient care and outcomes, as part of the Million Hearts Initiative is available by contacting Barbara Mahoney, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
About the Million Hearts Challenge
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today launched an annual challenge designed to identify and honor clinicians and healthcare teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes. The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge recognizes exemplary public and private practices and providers that achieve sustained hypertension control rates of 70 percent or above. The challenge was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in support of Million Hearts, an HHS initiative aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.
About New West Physicians
New West Physicians is the largest, physician medical group in Colorado and has grown to 18 offices located throughout the Denver Metro area. All 17 primary care offices are Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certified Level 3, and all eligible providers are National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized for Heart/Stroke and Diabetes. In 2015, New West Physician was named the American Medical Group Association’s (AMGA) Acclaim Award recipient, a recognition awarded annually to a medical provider that is deemed a premier role model for other healthcare delivery organizations nationwide. In 2013, New West Physicians received the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Best Practice of the Year Award by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. The highly-qualified group of board-certified family practice and internal medicine physicians, hospitalists, and a team of specialists are committed to providing excellent service to every patient…every time.
To learn more, visit www.nwphysicians.com
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