Dr. Cirello certified for hospice care

Certification board recognizes family practice and DV doctor for commitment to care


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— Joseph A. Cirello, M.D., of Milford Family Practice was recently granted the hospice medical director certified credential, announced Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, N.J.

Dr. Cirello was recognized for his commitment to improving the quality of life by displaying professional competency in the hospice industry. He serves as the Delaware Valley school physician, is a board member for the Center for Development Disabilities, and is medical director of Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice. In addition, he is on the Palliative Care Committee at Newton Medical Center.

Hospice practice includes patient care, medication management, performance improvement, and engagement in group activities. Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for hospice physicians and is granted for six years.

Cirello is board-certified in family medicine and began practicing in Milford in 2009. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and St. Matthews University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Overlook Medical Center. He accepts patients of all ages into his family practice.

“We are honored to have Dr. Cirello serve as a medical director at Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice,” said Cecelia Clayton, executive director. “Dr. Cirello always brought an incredible wealth of knowledge to the team and an unparalleled depth of caring to the patients we serve. This additional credential certification as a Hospice Medical Director benefits not only our organization but also our patients with expanded, specialized hospice care.”

The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board is an independent, not-for-profit certifying body. Its mission is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life by promoting the excellence and professional competency of hospice medical directors.

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