Doru Bali, MD, FACEP, HMDC, was recently granted the prestigious Hospice Medical Director Certified (HMDC) credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Dr. Bali serves as Medical Director at Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice. This recognition is a result of required clinical and leadership hospice experience, a comprehensive written examination, as well as his commitment to improving the quality of end-of-life care. Only 29 physicians in the State of Michigan currently hold the HMDC credential, Dr. Bali is the only one certified in St. Clair County.
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. Bali has been Medical Director at VNA & Blue Water Hospice since December 2020 and is a practicing emergency physician servicing St. Clair County and northern Macomb communities at Beaumont Outpatient Campus in Lenox.
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.