August 18, 2014
VISALIA – Anca Petrascu, MD,
HMDC, Director of Hospice and Palliative Care at Kaweah Delta Hospice, was
recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential by
the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.
Dr. Petrascu was recognized for
her commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional
competency in the hospice industry. Following this exam, offered for the first
time in May 2014, Dr. Petrascu is one of only approximately 300 HMDC physicians
in the country.
Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance
improvement, engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities, and more.
Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice
practitioners to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and
family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and industry.
HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued
validation of knowledge and re-examination.
Dr. Petrascu is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative
Medicine. She has practiced in the Visalia and Tulare communities since 1999,
and is on staff at Kaweah Delta Medical Center. Dr. Petrascu is a member of The
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) is a not-for-profit
certifying body established to design, implement, and evaluate a certification
program for hospice medical directors and other physicians who provide hospice
care for patients. Information about the Hospice Medical Director Certification
Board including a directory of certified hospice physicians is available at www.HMDCB.org.