Buffalo Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for its commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations it serves, earning Gold + level recognition as part of the 2022 Target: BP™ Recognition Program.

The Participation award recognizes practices that have committed to reducing the number of adult patients with uncontrolled BP.

Hypertension (high BP) is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, there are 116 million U.S. adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their BP under control – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical.

“We are proud that Buffalo Center has received this great award from the American Heart Association for this year’s Target BP Recognition Program,” said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO of Centers Health Care. “The commitment to save lives as we continue the journey to fight hypertension demonstrates our dedication to our residents and their families.”

Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize BP control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve BP control rates through use of the evidence-based AMA MAP BP™ quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.

Centers Health Care is committed to improving BP control rates throughout its facilities.