Hypertension Control Champions

The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions are clinicians, practices, and health systems that have successfully completed the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge.

The Challenge is an opportunity for clinicians, practices, and health systems to demonstrate excellence in hypertension control. Hypertension Control Champions must reach 80% control rates among their hypertensive patients.

Learn more about the Hypertension Control Challenge.

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions by State, 2012–2019. 118 Champions, across 37 states (the Veterans Health Administration is represented by Washington, DC, but has national coverage), for nearly 15 million adults. A map of the United States. The map shows circles, representing Hypertension Control Champion sites, in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, DC, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

All these Hypertension Control Champions made blood pressure control a priority. They achieved improved performance by implementing health information technology, home blood pressure monitoring, and medication adherence.

Congratulations, 2019 Champions!

Million Hearts® has recognized 17 solo practitioners, large health systems, community health centers, and specialty groups as 2019 Hypertension Control Champions. In their work, these Champions were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension.

Together, the 2019 Champions cared for nearly 360,000 adults. Read a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report about the 2019 champions.

  • Alexander Valley Healthcare, Cloverdale, California*
  • Burstein Medical Associates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Charles City Regional Health Services, Inc., Charles City, Virginia*
  • Community Health Centers of Southeastern Iowa, Inc., West Burlington, Iowa*
  • Esperanza Health Centers, Chicago, Illinois*
  • Gilman Family Practice, Spokane Valley, Washington
  • Larry S. Hahn, DO, Pinnacle Physicians Group, Feasterville-Trevose, Pennsylvania
  • Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, PA, Flemington, New Jersey
  • Intermountain Moroni Clinic, Moroni, Utah
  • Nusrat Khan, MD, MBA, CMQ, Medpeds Medical Clinic, PA, Weatherford, Texas
  • Paul Mantia, MD, Elmhurst, New York
  • Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield, Wisconsin*
  • Mercy Health Clinics, LLC (Mercy Health–Irvine Primary Care, Mercy Health–Powell County Primary Care, Mercy Health–Lee County Primary Care), Irvine, Kentucky
  • Mid-Florida Primary Care, Leesburg, Florida
  • Edward Rippel, MD, Quinnipiac Internal Medicine, PC, Hamden, Connecticut
  • University Internal Medicine, Inc., Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • Gonzalo Urbano, MD, Brooklyn, New York

* Denotes a health care organization that is or includes a health center funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

2012–2018 Hypertension Control Champions


Ellsworth Medical Clinic, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020