Lori A Kuehne MD, HMDC, Chief Medical Officer/Medical Director at Community Hospice, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Kuehne was recognized for their commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry.
Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement, engagement in interdisciplinary group (IDG) activities, and much more. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians 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-assessment.
Dr. Kuehne is a graduate of Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Hospice and Palliative care. Prior to coming to serve at Community Hospice she was in private medical practice at Regional Medical Care Inc. in Dover Ohio for 24 years. She is on the medical staff of Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital.
The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) serves as an independent, not-for-profit certifying body to administer a certification program for hospice medical directors and other physicians who provide hospice care for patients. The mission of HMDCB is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by promoting the excellence and professional competency of hospice medical directors. For more information, visit www.hmdcb.org.
Information about the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board including a directory of certified hospice physicians is available at www.HMDCB.org.