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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group Nationally Recognized for Commitment to Improve Cardiovascular Health

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HOUSTON (November 13, 2023) — Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group has received 153 American Heart Association outpatient program achievement awards in recognition for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure management. The awards recognize a commitment to following the latest evidence- and science-based care guidelines.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke or heart failure. High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure are leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but with timely diagnosis, research-based treatment and education, these conditions can be managed.

We are proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our focus on Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure management and care,” said Dr. Peter C. Bigler, chief medical officer for Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group. “By participating in these programs, we are able to put the science of the latest clinical guidelines to work improving the lives of our patients.” 

The outpatient achievement award programs put the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol., and Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group was recognized after demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving risk factor management for patients. 

This year, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group received these achievement awards: 

  • The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold

    • BSLMG AGAPE Physicians

    • BSLMG Aliana Primary Care

    • BSLMG Conroe Family Medicine

    • BSLMG East Houston Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Galleria Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Kingwood Primary Care

    • BSLMG Livingston Pulmonology

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin MedCare

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC I - Neuro

    • BSLMG MAC I - Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II - Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II - Foot & Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II - Primary Care

    • BSLMG MAC II - Urology

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Urology

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Endo/Diabetes

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Primary Care

 

  • The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Participation

    • BSLMG Angelina Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Bone & Joint Clinic of Lake Jackson

    • BSLMG Brazosport Urology

    • BSLMG Creekside Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Lake Jackson FMC

    • BSLMG Lake Road FMC

    • BSLMG Livingston Family Medicine & OB

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gen Surg

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Bariatric Surgery

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/Gyn

    • BSLMG Women's Health I

    • BSLMG Women's Health III

    • BSLMG Woodlands Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Woodlands OB/Gyn

 

  • The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Gold

    • BSLMG AGAPE Physicians

    • BSLMG Aliana Primary Care

    • BSLMG Angelina Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Conroe Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Creekside Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Galleria Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Kingwood Primary Care

    • BSLMG Lake Jackson FMC

    • BSLMG Lake Road FMC

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG MAC II - Primary Care

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Endo/Diabetes

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Primary Care

 

  • The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Participation

    • BSLMG Bone & Joint Clinic of Lake Jackson

    • BSLMG Brazosport Urology

    • BSLMG East Houston Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Livingston Family Medicine & OB

    • BSLMG Livingston Pulmonology

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC I - Neuro

    • BSLMG MAC I - Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II - Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II - Foot & Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gen Surg

    • BSLMG MAC II - Urology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Bariatric Surgery

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Urology

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/Gyn

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Women's Health I

    • BSLMG Women's Health III

    • BSLMG Woodlands Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Woodlands OB/Gyn

 

  • Target: BP™ Gold+ recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association

    • BSLMG AGAPE Physicians

    • BSLMG Angelina Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Bone & Joint Clinic of Lake Jackson

    • BSLMG Brazosport Urology

    • BSLMG Conroe Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Creekside Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Galleria Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Kingwood Primary Care

    • BSLMG Lake Jackson FMC

    • BSLMG Lake Road FMC

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin MedCare

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC I - Neuro

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II - Gen Surg

    • BSLMG MAC II - Primary Care

    • BSLMG MAC II - Urology

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Bariatric Surgery

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Urology

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Cardiology

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

    • BSLMG Women's Health I

    • BSLMG Women's Health III

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Endo/Diabetes

    • BSLMG Woodlands Multispecialty - Primary Care

    • BSLMG Woodlands North Houston Heart Center

    • BSLMG Woodlands North Houston Heart CV Surgery

    • BSLMG Woodlands OB/Gyn

 

  • Target: BP™ Silver recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.

    • BSLMG Aliana Primary Care

    • BSLMG East Houston Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Livingston Family Medicine & OB

    • BSLMG Livingston Pulmonology

    • BSLMG MAC I - Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II - Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II - Foot & Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village - Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/Gyn

    • BSLMG Woodlands Internal Medicine
       

“Addressing Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health – and critical today, when heart disease and stroke continue to be leading causes of death for Americans,” said Howard Haft, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, American Heart Association volunteer; consultant, senior medical advisor and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; and former executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program with the Maryland Department of Health. “The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group for its commitment to managing patient risk factors related to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.”

About Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group is a network of more than 250 multidisciplinary healthcare providers conveniently located throughout the Greater Houston area. Our medical professionals provide personalized, expert care in a variety of specialties, including primary care, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, OB/GYN, and general surgery. Many offer same or next-day appointments as well as onsite imaging and laboratory services, providing patients and their families with a convenient and comprehensive healthcare experience. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Group accepts all major insurance plans, making it easier for you to access the best care at the best value. Our network of care puts patients first so you can have the peace of mind knowing reliable coverage is close to home. Learn more at stlukeshealth.org/bslmg.

About Target: BPTM

Target: BP™ is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize hypertension control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates using evidence-based protocols, tools and resources and recognizes organizations that treat patients with hypertension for achieving blood pressure control rates within the populations they serve. 

About Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives, created the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative with national support from Amgen to improve awareness, detection and management of high cholesterol for consumers, patients and health care professionals.  

About Target: Type 2 Diabetes SM

The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to building longer, healthier lives, created the Target: Type 2 Diabetes™ initiative as a part of the Know Diabetes by Heart™ effort to raise awareness and understanding of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease among patients, caregivers and health care professionals as well as empower patients and caregivers to better manage risk factors. 

The Target: Type 2 Diabetes program supports physicians and care teams by offering access to the latest research, tools and resources to provide the most up-to-date cardiovascular and Type 2 diabetes management and treatment.  

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