Phillip J. Olsson, MD, FACP, HMDC, Executive Medical Director of OSF Home Care Services and Medical Director of OSF Hospice and OSF Richard L Owens Hospice Home, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.
Dr. Olsson was recognized for commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in hospice medical care. 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 practitioners to display commitment to their career, dedication to patient and family care, and the sustainability of the hospice organization and hospice medicine. HMDC designation is granted for six years and is renewed through continued validation of knowledge and re-examination.
Dr. Olsson is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hospice and Palliative Care. He served for more than 30 years in a Peoria-area Nephrology practice and now confines his practice to home care, palliative care and hospice. Dr. Olsson is a member of the Peoria Medical Society, Illinois State Medical Society, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine where he is a member of the Ethics Special Interest Group.
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. HMDCB is solely responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of the certification program.
The mission of HMDCB is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by promoting the excellence and professional competency of hospice medical directors. Information about the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board including a directory of certified hospice physicians is available at www.HMDCB.org.