Daniel Mendelson, M.D., Earns CMD Designation
September 12, 2012
Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F., C.M.D.
Daniel Mendelson, M.S., M.D., F.A.C.P., A.G.S.F., has been awarded Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD) designation by the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP). Dr. Mendelson serves many roles, including Medical Director at The Highlands at Brighton and Monroe Community Hospital; and Co-Director of the Geriatric Fracture Program and Director of Palliative Care at Highland Hospital.
According to a study commissioned by the AMDCP, the Certified Medical Director designation helps improve the quality of care in nursing homes.
To achieve certification, medical directors must demonstrate competency in both clinical and management roles. The certification process incorporates fellowship programs, board certification and continuing medical education courses. Dr. Mendelson met all requirements: He completed a geriatric fellowship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2000; he is board certified in Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine; and Dr. Mendelson has completed the core curriculum in medical direction offered by the American Medical Directors Association and continues to take and teach medical education courses.
“Through completing the certification process, I have enhanced my knowledge and ability with regard to quality management, managing regulations and managing medical staffs,” Dr. Mendelson said. “Ultimately, medical directors are responsible for overseeing the quality of care for all residents of their facilities, and it is important for them to have the training, skill, and expertise to do this.”
Dr. Mendelson is one of only 2,800 physicians nationwide who have received CMD designation since the certification program began in 1991. Certification remains in effect for six years.