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ARMC Honored for Commitment to Lowering Cholesterol Levels in Patient Population

ARMC Honored for Commitment to Lowering Cholesterol Levels in Patient Population

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received a Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Quality Achievement Award for its work in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels among its patient population.

To obtain this Gold Level recognition, ARMC initiated practices designated by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) by utilizing the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk assessment, submitting data on Statin therapy measures based on MIPS measure #438 (“Statin Therapy for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease”), and managing at least 70% of its patient population with therapy based on MIPS measure #438 for the previous calendar year.

The ARMC Comprehensive Stroke Center is committed to helping reduce stroke risk in its patient population. In addition to providing acute stroke treatment and support for stroke survivors, the Stroke Center works to provide preventive care and resources to its patient population to reduce their risk of stroke and help them lead healthier lifestyles. As high cholesterol may increase the risk of stroke, ARMC is committed to providing quality preventive care for patients.

Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol is an initiative launched by the AHA/ASA to improve the identification and management of cholesterol across the United States. The initiative implores medical practices, health care providers, and patients to screen and treat cholesterol levels to ultimately reduce the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes. Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol works with physicians, care teams, and medical organizations to ensure they have access to the most up-to-date tools, research, and resources to help them reach and maintain healthy cholesterol control rates in their adult patient populations.