Cambia Health Solutions, a family of companies dedicated to transforming the health care journey for people and families, is pleased to announce that Palliative Care Medical Director, Dr. April Krutka, has earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the national medical specialty society for professionals in hospice and palliative care.
Dr. Krutka received her Hospice & Palliative Medicine board certification from the University of Kansas and completed her Family Practice residency in South Carolina. She previously received HopeWest’s Pioneer Spirit Award and St. Mary’s Circle of Care Award for her innovative efforts to build full spectrum palliative care consultation services and markedly improving the quality of life for patients and families she served.
Dr. Krutka 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, 2019, joined by over 3,000 colleagues working in the field of hospice and palliative care.
“Dr. Krutka has demonstrated significant commitment to helping people with serious illness live well,” said Peggy Maguire, Senior Vice President, Palliative Care Solutions at Cambia Health Solutions. “I am thrilled to celebrate her accomplishment and hopeful that her continued commitment and compassion will help Cambia achieve its goal of ensuring that every person with serious illness will experience personalized care consistent with their values, goals, and preferences and that caregivers feel included, honored and respected.”
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. 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. Learn more at www.aahpm.org or visit the patient website, www.PalliativeDoctors.org. Follow AAHPM on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.