It takes a lot to surprise Charles Crecelius, MD, PhD, CMD, but the veteran practitioner and long-time member of AMDA — The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine was “shell-shocked” to learn he’d been named 2019 Medical Director of the Year. “There are so many good people doing good things. I had no idea that I’d even been nominated,” he said. Of course, it’s not a surprise to his colleagues and the many patients and practitioners whose lives he’s touched.

In fact, there likely are very few post-acute and long-term care practitioners who have never had an interaction with Dr. Crecelius. Either they have seen him speak at annual conferences or other programs, they’ve read his articles in JAMDA and Caring, or they’ve met him at a Missouri Association of Long Term Care Practitioners meeting or another state Society chapter meeting.

Kaldy, Joanne. (Apr 2019). Wit, Wisdom, and Hard Work Make a Model Medical Director of the Year. Caring for the Ages, 20(3), 3.