About the Hypertension Control Champions

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.

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.

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Congratulations Hypertension Control Champions! Full list of Champions: millionhearts.hhs.gov

2012–2019 Hypertension Control 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, 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).

  • 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 Centersexternal icon (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
  • 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 Centersexternal icon (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

Page last reviewed: December 16, 2019