About the Hypertension Control Champions

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions by State, 2012–2018. 101 Champions, across 35 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, 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, Virginia, Washington, DC, Washington state, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Congratulations, 2018 Champions!

Million Hearts® has recognized 18 health care practices and community health centers as 2018 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 2018 Champions cared for more than 53,000 adults.

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Use the following sample social media messages and newsletter content to promote the 2018 Hypertension Control Champions through your personal or professional channels.

Sample Tweets

  • These Champions made #BloodPressure control their goal! See the full list of @MillionHeartsUS 2018 #HTNControlChamps. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • 18 in ’18! Check out which 18 health care practices and community health centers are @MillionHeartsUS #HTNControlChamps for 2018. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • @MillionHeartsUS has recognized 18 #HTNControlChamps for 2018! Get the full list. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • Congrats to the 2018 @MillionHeartsUS #HTNControlChamps, who have helped at least 80% of their #patients achieve #BloodPressure control! http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • New: @MillionHeartsUS announces #HTNControlChamps for 2018! Congrats to these 18 health care practices and community health centers. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3

Sample Facebook Posts

  • Million Hearts [tag] has recognized 18 Hypertension Control Champions for 2018! These Champions helped at least 80% of their patients achieve blood pressure control. See the full list of #HTNControlChamps. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • Congratulations to the Million Hearts [tag] 2018 #HTNControlChamps! Learn more about how these 18 health care practices and community health centers helped their patients make blood pressure control their goal. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • 2018 brought Million Hearts [tag] 18 Hypertension Control Champions! See how these 18 health care practices and community health centers helped their patients take control of their high blood pressure. #HTNControlChamps http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • These 18 health care practices and community health centers have been recognized as 2018 Million Hearts [tag] Hypertension Control Champions! Find out which #HTNControlChamps helped save lives and improve care through better blood pressure control. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3
  • Million Hearts [tag] has announced their 2018 Hypertension Control Champions! These 18 #HTNControlChamps succeeded in making blood pressure control a priority in their health care practices and community health centers! See the full list here. http://bit.ly/2ytdZW3

2012–2018 Hypertension Control Champions


  • Babson & Associates Primary Care, Cheyenne, Wyoming
  • David Yamamoto, MD, Peak to Peak Family Medicine, Arvada, Colorado
  • Fairview Family Medicine, Fairview, Pennsylvania
  • High Plains Community Health Center Holly Clinic, Holly, Colorado*
  • Hinman Family Medicine, Longmont, Colorado
  • Jia Hong, MD, Flushing, New York
  • Juniper Health, Inc., Beattyville, Kentucky*
  • Keystone Rural Health Consortia, Inc., Emporium, Pennsylvania*
  • Mark Tsinker, MD, Bay Parkway Medical PC, Brooklyn, New York
  • Millcreek Medical Arts, Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Mountain People's Health Councils, Oneida, Tennessee*
  • Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic, Garden Grove, California*
  • Pacific Family Medicine, Astoria, Oregon
  • Patel Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
  • Physician Associates of Virginia, P.C., Salem Family Clinic, Salem, Virginia
  • Shelly Shi, MD, New York, New York
  • Southern Colorado Medicine, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Terence Chun Hung Hsuih, MD, Eighth Avenue Medical Office, Brooklyn, New York

* Denotes a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)


  • Anming Luo Physician PC, Brooklyn, New York
  • Charles King Chan, MD, New York, New York
  • Citrus Health Network, Inc., Hialeah, Florida
  • Erwin Mermelstein, East Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Greater Elgin Family Care Center, Elgin, Illinois
  • Jeffrey James Lim, MD, FACP, Guymon, Oklahoma
  • LifeLong Medical Care Downtown Oakland Health Center, Berkeley, California
  • Lorain County Health & Dentistry, Lorain, Ohio
  • Lynn Community Center, Lynn, Massachusetts
  • Maninder S. Kohli, MD, Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Michael Andrew Cooper, MD, Flower Mound, Texas
  • Michael Richter, MD, Queens, New York
  • New West Physicians, Golden, Colorado
  • North Hudson Community Action Corporation Health Center, West New York, New Jersey
  • Ohio Health PCP, Eagleton, Columbus, Ohio
  • Plymouth Family Physicians, Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • River Hills Community Health Center, Ottumwa, Iowa
  • Rural Medical Services, Inc., Newport, Tennessee
  • Rush University Medical Group, Chicago, Illinois
  • Sanford Health Clinics
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Groups, San Diego, California
  • Southwest Orlando Family Medicine, Orlando, Florida
  • The Wright Center Clarks Summit Clinic, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
  • WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care, Pascoag, Rhode Island


  • AHRC Health Care Inc. (dba Access Community Health Center), New York, New York*
  • Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc., Albany, Georgia*
  • Altru Health System, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Atrius Health, Newton, Massachusetts
  • Baltimore Medical System at Middlesex, Baltimore, Maryland*
  • Hamakua-Kohala Health, Honokaa, Hawaii*
  • International Community Health Services, Seattle, Washington*
  • Jason Infeld, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Kaiser Permanente Georgia and the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Texas
  • Mercy Clinic East Communities, St. Louis, Missouri
  • OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond, Portland, Oregon*
  • Petaluma Health Center, Petaluma, California*
  • Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Thundermist Health Center, Woonsocket, Rhode Island*
  • Unity Family Medicine at St. Bernard’s, Rochester, New York*
  • WESTMED Medical Group, Purchase, New York
  • Zufall Health Center, Dover, New Jersey*

* Denotes Champions who are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).


  • Arsalan Shirwany, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, Tennessee
  • The Baton Rouge Clinic, AMC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Brett Gray, MD, Cherokee Nation Health Services, Salina, Oklahoma
  • Colorado Springs Health Partners, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Daniel Otten, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Denver Health Community Health Services, Denver, Colorado*
  • East Jordan Family Health Center, East Jordan, Michigan*
  • Esse Health, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Essentia Health, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego, San Diego, California*
  • Green Spring Internal Medicine, LLC, Lutherville, Maryland
  • Holger Salazar, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Jennifer Morrow, MD, FACC, Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, Germantown, Tennessee
  • Kaiser Permanente, Southern California, California
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Cypress, Houston, Texas
  • Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Pasadena, Pasadena, Texas
  • Lexington Family Practice, Lexington, South Carolina
  • Mark Backus, MD, FACP, Bend, Oregon
  • Methodist Primary Care Group, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP, Northwestern Medical Group, Chicago, Illinois
  • P.S. Rudie Medical Clinic, Duluth, Minnesota*
  • Peninsula Community Health Services, Bremerton, Washington*
  • Premier Medical Associates, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
  • Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • PriMed Physicians, Dayton, Ohio
  • Reginald Parker, MD, Northlake Family Medical Practice, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Roane County Family Health Care, Spencer, West Virginia*
  • Southwest Montana Community Health Center, Butte, Montana*
  • Upper Valley Family Care, Troy and Piqua, Ohio
  • WinMed Health Services, Cincinnati, Ohio*

* Denotes Champions who are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).


  • Broadway Internal Medicine PC, Queens, New York
  • Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, Keene, New Hampshire
  • Jen Brull, MD, Plainville, Kansas
  • Nilesh V. Patel, MD, FRCS(Eng), Audubon, Pennsylvania
  • Pawhuska Indian Health Center (US Indian Health Service), Pawhuska, Oklahoma
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • River Falls Medical Clinic, River Falls, Wisconsin
  • ThedaCare, Appleton, Wisconsin
  • Veterans Health Administration (US Department of Veterans Affairs)


Ellsworth Medical Clinic, Wisconsin

Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado

Kaiser Permanente, Denver, Colorado


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