One of just 91 winners statewide that showed excellence in blood pressure control

Today the Utah Million Hearts Coalition recognized Southridge Clinic for Excellence in Blood Pressure Control. With only 91 clinics recognized statewide, this exclusive achievement demonstrates ’s dedication to its patients and continual focus on proper blood pressure control.

Southridge Clinic’s award recognizes the hard work and dedication the clinic has made to meet the highest standards of clinical blood pressure care,” said Kelly Robinson, Utah Million Hearts Coalition spokesperson. “More Utah providers, like Southridge Clinic, are taking blood pressure measurement and control to the next level by using evidence-based strategies to help patients keep blood pressure down—a strong sign that we’re making progress in preventing heart attacks and strokes and prioritizing patient care.”

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has hypertension, also known as high blood pressure. Only half have it under control, putting them at greater risk of developing heart disease or stroke—two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

To be eligible for the award, Southridge Clinic shared verifiable high blood pressure control data with the Utah Million Hearts Coalition and highlighted successful strategies or best practices they adopted, such as the use of health information technology or team-based care. Southridge Clinic achieved this by using a variety of innovative approaches, including:

  • Making blood pressure measurement accuracy a priority
  • Using evidence-based guidelines and protocols for high blood pressure diagnosis
  • Continually training staff on correct measurement protocols
  • Using team-based care models to improve patient engagement
  • Implementing consistent, strategic use of electronic health records that include
  • patient reminders and visit summaries
  • Staying engaged with patients by offering support and education tools

The Utah Million Hearts Coalition, a local effort of the national Million Hearts initiative, is made up of public and private health care organizations dedicated to preventing heart attacks. Visit for more information about the coalition.