[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fair Haven Community Health Care has been recognized as a national top performer by both the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. This honor reflects FHCHC’s commitment to getting patient blood pressure rates under control, which is critical to reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke for our patients.

FHCHC’s “Gold Status” achievement reflects blood pressure control rates of  over 70% for adult patients. This is significantly higher than the nation’s current national blood pressure control rate of 54%. Notably, FHCHC was the only community health center in the state of Connecticut to earn this distinction.

“We are committed first and foremost to our patients and our population, and high quality care delivery is the bedrock of our organization” said Dr. Suzanne Lagarde, FHCHC’s CEO. “This is a true team effort, and reflects both staff and patient engagement as well as our efforts to promote team-based care, population health, and technology in managing illness and health.”

Nearly half of the adults in the United States have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Research shows that high blood pressure is also a contributing factor to other major health conditions such as heart failure, kidney failure, and other health concerns. National studies indicate that 45.6% of those adults with high blood pressure do not follow a treatment plan. That’s 36.7 million people with serious health risks!

Nearly 1,200 health care organizations participated in this year’s nationwide recognition program, with 542 reporting BP control rates of 70% and above. FHCHC is proud to make improved blood pressure control a priority for our patients.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]