Kaweah Delta Hospice Medical Director granted credential

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.