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Hosparus Health Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Bethany Cox Snider, M.D., HMDC, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (FAAHPM), the premier, national professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. FAAHPM status is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a physician member. Advancement to fellowship status honors exceptional dedication to and scholarship in the field of hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Snider received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine with UK’s Department of Internal Medicine. Following residency, she trained as a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow with UK and Hospice of the Bluegrass. She became board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2014 and received Hospice Medical Director Certification in 2018 through the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. Recent awards include the 2015 University of Louisville Gratis Faculty Teaching Award, Business First of Louisville’s 2018 40 Under 40 and Today’s Woman Magazine’s 2018 Most Admired Woman in Healthcare.

Joe Rotella, M.D., MBA, HMDC, FAAHPM, Chief Medical Officer of AAHPM, emphasizes why this recognition matters: “Dr. Snider invited a rigorous evaluation of her practice by her peers and was found to meet the highest standards of professional knowledge, accomplishment, scholarship and personal integrity, distinguishing her as an important leader in the field of hospice and palliative medicine.”

Dr. Snider will receive the FAAHPM designation during the closing plenary session of the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care in Orlando on March 16, 2019. The annual meeting brings together 3,300 hospice and palliative care providers from across the country.

More About the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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 5,000 physicians and other healthcare professionals committed to improving the care of patients with serious illness. Learn more at or visit the patient website,

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