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NEWBERRY — Dr. Oscar Lovelace, Dr. Chip Dixon and Dr. Lisa Heichberger of Prosperity have received recognition from the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke.

This is the second national recognition within the last six months, having previously been recognized for quality diabetes care. The announcement was made by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association.

The Heart/Stroke Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality cardiovascular and stroke care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of cardiovascular and stroke care.

To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Lovelace Family Medicine submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program’s key cardiovascular and stroke care measures. These measures include blood pressure and cholesterol control, among others.

When people with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke received quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer additional complications, such as a second heart attack or stroke.

To find out if a clinician has been recognized by the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program or for further information, visit www.ncqa.org/HRSP or email drp@ncqa.org. To order application materials, call 888.275.7585 or order online at www.ncqa.org/hsrppubs.aspx.

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