July 21, 2021– JESSICA FOX, DO, HMDC, Chief Medical Officer at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Fox 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. Jessica Fox is the Chief Medical Officer at Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and practiced in the hospital setting from 2006- 2019 and a focus in the critical care setting from 2012-2019. Dr. Fox held several directorships and positions of leadership in hospital medicine, critical care, chair of medicine, and numerous other hospital-based committees. Dr. Fox joined Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region in 2019. She possesses the skill set that encompasses both the clinical and administrative abilities necessary in hospice medicine.
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. HMDCB is recommended by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). 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.