Comhghairdeas to Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHN-CS, BC, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs And Clinical Professor, University At Buffalo School of Nursing !!!

Dr. Grinslade was selected to present a Poster on the Millennium/UB Nursing Million Hearts® community screening collaboration at the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society 28th International Nursing Research Congress  July 27-31, 2017 in Dublin Ireland. Dr. Grinslade’s Topic: “Improving the Health of Populations Through an Academic-Community Partnership” View her Poster at: https://stti.confex.com/stti/congrs17/webprogram/Paper85529.html

Million Hearts®, a community-based cardiovascular health initiative (project 3.b.i.) led by Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS in partnership with Greater Buffalo United Ministries (GRUM) and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, was awarded a 2016 Spotlight on Population Health Initiatives (SOPHi) Award by P² Collaborative of Western New York at the 2nd annual SOPHi Awards held last October.

The winning team included, from left, Al Hammonds, CSSBB, Executive Director, Millennium Collaborative Care; Pastor Kinzer Pointer, Greater Buffalo United Ministries; Dr. Loralee Sessanna, DNS, RN, CNS, AHN-BC Clinical Associate Professor, University at Buffalo School of Nursing; Priti Bangia, Population Health Manager, Millennium; Dr. Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Professor, University at Buffalo School of Nursing; Dr. Ju Joh, Resident, Erie County Medical Center; Michele Mercer, RN, MSHSA, Chief Clinical Integration Officer, Millennium; Dr. Kenneth Gayles, Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®; Vice President of the Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network.


Million Hearts® Screens 110 Community Members at Olean General Health Fair

Team members from Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie and Wyoming BOCES (photo above) helped staff the Million Hearts screening tent alongside Millennium team members including Janet Stoeckl, Clinical Director; and Christine Blidy, Chief Network Officer; and Saralin Tiedeman (photos below).


According to Kenneth Lee Gayles. M.D., Cardiologist, Gayles Medical; and Millennium’s Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®, “Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart attacks and strokes, is the leading reason for death across our eight Western New York counties.”

One way Millennium and our Partners are responding is via ongoing collaboration on Million Hearts® screening events offered free to individuals 18-years of age and older.

The most recent MH event – in partnership with Olean General Hospital – took place during OGH’s Annual Strawberry Festival and Health Fair June 15 on the hospital’s grounds at 515 Main Street, Olean, NY. In addition to enjoying fresh seasonal strawberries, 110 attendees took the opportunity to visit stations including Blood Pressure Screening, Height and Weight, Patient Activation Measure® (PAM) Health Survey, Nutrition Education, Physical Education, and Health Insurance Facilitation.

Millennium team members Janet Stoeckl, Priti Bangia and Saralin Tiedeman at the OGH Million Hearts tent.

“The goal of our Million Hearts® events is to help people understand and control their blood pressure,” explained Priti Bangia, Population Health Manager. “This is so important because blood pressure if not treated, can result in people having heart attacks and strokes.”

Facebook Photo Album: Million Hearts® Featured at Olean General Hospital Strawberry Festival and Health Fair: http://tinyurl.com/y7o66ay9




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