Measure Up Pressure Down Most Improved patchWellmont Medical Associates nationally recognized for reducing blood pressure levels among patients

A coordinated effort by Wellmont Medical Associates to recognize, monitor and treat high blood pressure has made a significant dent in one of the most prominent health issues for the region and nation – and led to another national accolade for the physician-led and professionally managed organization.

Wellmont Medical Associates earned the Most Improvement award for medical groups with fewer than 150 providers from the American Medical Group Foundation and its Measure Up/Pressure Down hypertension campaign.

This accolade was earned after a two-year period during which Wellmont Medical Associates patients with normal or controlled blood pressure improved by more than 20 percentage points.

As a result, 80 percent of Wellmont Medical Associates' patients now have normal blood pressure, far greater than the national average of 47 percent. Additionally, that 80 percent outranks other Measure Up/Pressure Down participants by nearly 10 percentage points.

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