Family Medical Center of Michigan named Hypertension Control Champions

TEMPERANCE, MI – Congratulations to Family Medical Center of Michigan in Temperance, Michigan for being named Hypertension Control Champions by Million Hearts!

Family Medical Center of Michigan is being recognized for demonstrating their unwavering dedication to help their patients with hypertension manage their blood pressure – achieving a hypertension control rate of at least 80%.

“Family Medical Center of Michigan has been on its journey for four years to improve care to patients suffering from hypertension,” says CEO, Ed Larkins, “We were looking at our quality measures in relationship to other health centers and we were in the middle of the pack for hypertension care.  We decided that  we needed to do better ,not only for FMC but more importantly for our patients. Our Board of Directors, the Executive team and clinical leadership all  made a commitment that we were going to work to improve care to our hypertension patients and be the best we could be.”

Larkins adds, “We are very proud of this achievement, and that it goes to the heart of what we are about as organization – that is to provide the best care possible to our patients.”

Medical Director, Dr. Roshani Jadai says, “As Family Medical Center’s mission states, we are dedicated to quality and excellence in providing integrated comprehensive cost-effective care. It is our privilege to serve our local rural communities. We are truly honored to receive the designation as a 2023 Million Hearts hypertension Controlled Champion and reflects on the passionate commitment of our providers and staff in healing others.”

Family Medical Center has over 18,000 enrollees and more than 4100 patients with hypertension. It is designated as a rural community health center serving communities in Monroe County and Lenawee County in southeastern Michigan. Almost 79% of the patients treated by Family Medical Center are on Medicaid or Medicare.

Michigan Primary Care Association applauds Family Medical Center of Michigan on this tremendous achievement.

Read the full list of Hypertension Control Champions here.