Reliant Medical Group nationally recognized for its commitment to improve cardiovascular health

Reliant Medical Group earns achievement awards for proven dedication to ensuring patients have access to best practices that reduce risk of heart disease and stroke

Worcester, Mass.– Reliant Medical Group has received three 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 reducing our patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke,” said Tarek Elsawy, President/CEO of Reliant Medical Group.  “Participating in AHA’s programs assists our clinicians in using the latest science and clinical guidelines to help patients prevent and manage disease, and live healthier lives.”

This year, Reliant Medical Group received three gold-level achievement awards:

  • The American Heart Association’s Change. Control. Cholesterol™
  • The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠
  • Target: BP™ recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.

“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, 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 Reliant Medical Group for its commitment to managing patient risk factors related to these diseases.”