Joan Harrold

Medical Services of Hospice & Community Care

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Dr. Harrold is the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Services of Hospice & Community Care in Lancaster/York, PA and has almost two decades of experience in hospice and palliative care. Board certified in Internal Medicine with added qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she also completed a Master of Public Health degree with special emphasis in epidemiology and biostatistics.

She serves on the Board of Directors of NHPCO and previously served as a director on the Boards of the Pennsylvania Hospice and Palliative Care Network, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (ABHPM), and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation. She has also served as the Physician Section Leader of the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. Additionally, Dr. Harrold serves on the inaugural Examination Committee of the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. She formerly served on the American Board of Internal Medicine Examination Committee for Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Examination Committee for the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

A co-author of the Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness (2nd edition, 2011). Dr. Harrold has participated in peer-reviewed research in hospice care and is a frequent presenter on national and regional levels. Dr. Harrold is also the 2014 recipient of the PHPCN Nancy Bohnet Award for Excellence honoring individuals who demonstrate excellence in patient care and high-ethical standards.