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2020 Million Hearts Champion

Kentucky Community Health Center Receives National Recognition
Health First Community Health Center named 2020 Million Hearts Champion

Frankfort, Ky. (November 17, 2020) A Kentucky Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), or Community Health Center as they are commonly called, is a 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion. Health First Community Health Center (Regional Health Care Affiliates), based in Providence, is one of only nine community health centers, and among 15 health care entities in the nation, to receive the award.

Health First Community Health Center, along with this year’s other champions, achieved blood pressure control in 80% or more of their adult patients with hypertension. Collectively, the 2020 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions served more than 200,000 adults.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as a Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champion,” said Shelley Gobin, CEO at Health First Community Health Center. “It’s amazing to see our transformation and the development of best practice care processes evolve from the Million Hearts program. I am proud of our providers and staff who strive to provide excellent care. With this mission at heart, the patient is the ultimate winner.”
Patients in eight different communities throughout western Kentucky rely on Health First Community Health Center. The organization has locations in Calhoun, Clay, Earlington, Henderson, Owensboro, Morganfield, Princeton and Providence.
“Our Community Health Centers do a remarkable job providing high quality healthcare to their patients,” concluded David Bolt, CEO of the Kentucky Primary Care Association. “Disease management programs like Million Hearts are key to our patients living longer and more healthy lives.”

The full list of honorees is available online at: 2020 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.

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