Dr. Lisa Miller of Western Maine Family Practice Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Cardiovascular and Stroke Care
Timothy A. Churchill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Maine Health is pleased to announce that Lisa Miller, MD of Western Maine Family Practice was recently named to the list of physicians earning a three year recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) through the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program (HSRP), beginning in January 2013.
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, Dr. Lisa Miller 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 receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer additional complications, such as a second heart attack or stroke.
“Quality patient care translates into lives saved,” said Sidney Smith, Professor of Medicine, University of South Carolina at Chapel Hill and Past President and Past Chief Science Officer of the American Heart Association. “This is why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is supporting a recognition program for clinicians providing quality care. This program closes the gap by putting into practice American Health Association/American Stroke Association guidelines and statements to fight heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Miller has been on the Medical Staff at Stephens Memorial Hospital since 2007.