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GSH Medical Director Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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GSH Medical Director Earns Fellow Status from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Valencia, PA – Dr. Dina Dosch, DO, Associate Medical Director for Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH), a mission of Concordia Lutheran Ministries, recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who treat patients with serious illness.

DoschDr. Dosch is also Associate Medical Director for Concordia Visiting Nurses and Interdisciplinary Medical Director for GSH. She received her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh (UPMC Mercy). Following residency, she joined LIFE Pittsburgh, Mercy Hospital and UPMC Passavant Medical Staffs.

In 2000, she received the Putting People First Award for her excellence in patient care, professionalism, responsibility and compassion, given by the Catholic Health Network of Western PA. Dr. Dosch also serves as Clinical Outpatient and Inpatient Preceptor for third year residents at UPMC St. Margaret, teaching Hospice and Palliative Care and lecturing on the subject for various medical activities.

Dr. Dosch will receive the designation during the closing plenary session at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care in San Diego, California on Saturday, March 21, 2020, joined by over 3,000 colleagues working in the field of hospice and palliative care.
    
The Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM) status is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a physician member. Dr. Dosch has demonstrated a significant commitment to the field of hospice and palliative medicine, and we celebrate her in this achievement.
    
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is the only national medical specialty society for hospice and palliative medicine. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through professional education and training, development of a specialist workforce, support for clinical practice standards, research, and advocacy. AAHPM’s membership includes more than 5,200 physicians and other healthcare professionals committed to improving the care of patients with serious illness.