Sanitas Medical Center receives recognition for efforts to improve care for patients with Type 2 diabetes in Florida

Sanitas Medical Centers
Date: September 29, 2021

MIAMI, FL — Sanitas Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Gold Award for outpatient practices implementing quality improvement measures addressing the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Every 80 seconds, an adult with diabetes in the U.S. is hospitalized for heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. To earn the Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ award, organizations must commit to improving quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors by adopting clinical change and using evidence-based strategies and tools.

“Sanitas Medical Center is dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with type 2 diabetes in managing their cardiovascular risk factors,” said Juan Estrada. “We are pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our execution of quality care through Target: Type 2 Diabetes. The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”

The Gold award recognizes practices that have fulfilled the Participant criteria AND have met the specified Gold-level thresholds for each of two selected clinical measures related to diabetes control and CVD risk factors, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

“More than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for people living with type 2 diabetes,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FAHA, volunteer expert from the American Heart Association and chief of the UCLA Division of Cardiology, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, and co-director of UCLA’s Preventive Cardiology Program. “Organizations that participate in programs like this help raise awareness of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can improve the patient outcomes. We are pleased to recognize Sanitas Medical Center for their commitment to quality care.”

About Sanitas, a Keralty company

Sanitas USA is a subsidiary of Keralty, a leading multinational health organization serving more than 5 million people with presence in Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru and the Philippines. Sanitas also includes educational and socially focused organizations that complement its world of health mission. In the U.S., Sanitas has 58 medical centers throughout Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Connecticut, and New Jersey in close partnership with local leading health insurance organizations. Sanitas brings a unique integrated care model that improves access to quality and culturally relevant primary and urgent care while reducing the total cost of care. For more information visit