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Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group nationally recognized for its commitment to improve cardiovascular health


HOUSTON (October 10, 2022) — Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Group has received 164 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 by 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 

    • BSLMG Bone and Joint Lake Jackson

    • BSLMG Conroe Family Medicine

    • BSLMG East Houston Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Galleria Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Livingston Pulmonology 

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin CV

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin Med Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Urology

    • BSLMG MAC I Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II Urology

    • BSLMG MAC II Foot & Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Cardiology 

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Ortho

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Urology

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

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

    • BSLMG Aliana

    • BSLMG Angelina Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Creekside Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Kingwood Primary Care

    • BSLMG Lake Jackson FMC

    • BLSMG Lake Rd FMC

    • BSLMG Livingston Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Livingston OB/GYN

    • BSLMG MAC I Neurology

    • BLSMG MAC II Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II Endo/Diabetes

    • BSLMG MAC II ENT

    • BSLMG MAC II Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II General Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC II Primary Care

    • BSLMG  Springwoods Village Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugarland Bariatrics

    • BSLMG Sugarland OB/GYN

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/GYN

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

    • BSLMG Women’s Health I Lufkin 

    • BLSMG Women’s Health III Lufkin

    • BSLMG Woodlands Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Woodlands OB/GYN

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

    • BSLMG Agape

    • 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

    • BLSMG MAC II Endo/Diabetes

    • BLSMG MAC II Primary Care

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

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

    • BSLMG Aliana 

    • BSLMG Bone and Joint

    • BSLMG Brazosport Urology

    • BSLMG East Houston Ortho

    • BSLMG Livingston Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Livingston OB/GYN

    • BLSMG Livingston Pulmonology

    • BSLMG Lufkin CV

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin Med Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BLSMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Urology

    • BSLMG MAC I Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II General Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC II ENT

    • BSLMG MAC II Foot and Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG MAC II Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II Urology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Bariatric Surgery

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Cardiology

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugarland OB/GYN NaPro

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Ortho

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/GYN

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Women’s Health I Lufkin

    • BSLMG Women’s Health III Lufkin

    • 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 and Joint, 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 Livingston Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Comprehensive Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin ENT

    • BSLMG Lufkin Physical Medicine

    • BSLMG Lufkin Plastic Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC II, Colorectal

    • BSLMG MAC II, Endo/Diabetes

    • BSLMG MAC II, ENT

    • BSLMG MAC II, Gastro

    • BSLMG MAC II, General Surgery

    • BSLMG MAC II, Primary Care

    • BSLMG Oglesbee Family Clinic

    • BSLMG San Augustine Family Practice

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Primary Care

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Bariatric Surgery

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Cardiology

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugarland Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land OB/GYN NaPro

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Urology

    • BSLMG Tomball Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Vintage Cardiology

    • BSLMG Vintage Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Vintage Primary Care

    • BSLMG Woodlands North Houston Heart Center

    • 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 OB/GYN

    • BSLMG Livingston Pulmonology

    • BSLMG Lufkin CV

    • BSLMG Lufkin Med Care

    • BSLMG Lufkin Medical Specialists

    • BSLMG Lufkin Neurosurgery

    • BSLMG Lufkin Urology

    • BSLMG MAC I, Neuro

    • BSLMG MAC I, Ortho

    • BSLMG MAC II, Foot & Ankle Specialists

    • BSLMG MAC II, Urology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Endocrinology

    • BSLMG Springwoods Village Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Family Medicine

    • BSLMG Sugar Land Orthopedics

    • BSLMG Vintage OB/GYN

    • BSLMG Women’s Health I, Lufkin

    • BSLMG Women’s Health III, Lufkin

    • BSLMG Woodlands Internal Medicine

    • BSLMG Woodlands North Houston Heart CV Surgery

“Addressing Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and 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, volunteer science expert for the American Heart Association and executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program, in Baltimore. “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 St. Luke’s Health
St. Luke’s Health is home to 16 general hospitals covering Houston, Brazos Valley, Brazosport, and Lufkin and includes Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, the research and teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. St. Luke’s Health is also home to the Texas Heart ®Institute (THI), the top ranked heart center in Houston, and the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nationally ranked NCI designated cancer center. Its integrated network of care includes more than 380 employed and 1,600 clinically aligned network providers, and more than 21,000 employees, providers, interns, and volunteers delivering high value, nationally-ranked quality care within a Christian ministry of healing. St. Luke’s Health is a member of CommonSpirit Health, a national nonprofit, Catholic health system with more than 140 hospitals covering 21 states and delivering care to more than 12.3 million patient visits annually. Learn more at stlukeshealth.org.

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.

 

Publish date: 

Monday, October 10, 2022

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