Hutchinson, KS – Mark Yackley, MD, HMDC, Medical Director for Hospice and HomeCare
of Reno County, has been certified by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board
(HMDCB), a prestigious national organization headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Yackley has served as Medical Director for Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County since
HMDCB was established in 2012 to serve as an independent not-for-profit certifying body to
design, implement and evaluate a certification program for hospice medical directors and other
physicians who provide hospice care.
Dr. Yackley successfully completed a rigorous three hour 165-question examination as the final
step in obtaining the certification.
Dr. Yackley is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Medicine after receiving an
undergraduate degree in biology, also from the Omaha, Nebraska institution of higher learning.
He completed his Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and has been
certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 2004.
Darla Wilson, Executive Director for Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County, said the
certification is affirmation of Dr. Yackley’s commitment to the highest professional standards of
his profession with a dedication to customer and patient care.
“Dr. Yackley is a valued member of the Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County family and the
HMCDB certification will provide additional knowledge and training to develop new methods
and techniques helpful to serve a growing number of Hospice patients,” Wilson said.
Kevin Miller, F.A.C.H.E., President and CEO of Hutchinson Regional Healthcare System
commended Dr. Yackley for “going the extra mile” to achieve HMDCB certification.
“Certification for healthcare professionals practicing within the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare
System is vitally important to our long term success,” Miller said.
“These venues provide an opportunity for Dr. Yackley to exchange ideas with similar
organizations to discover what methods are providing the best results in other regions of the
nation and which of those ideas would be beneficial for our organization,” Miller said. “Hospice
and HomeCare of Reno County ranks equal to any organization of its type in Kansas which
is due in large part to the organization’s highly trained and professional staff, including Dr.
Hospice and HomeCare of Reno County is a member of the Hutchinson Regional Healthcare
System. Other members include Ray E. Dillon Living Center, Horizons Mental Health Center,
Health-E-Quip, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and the Hutchinson Regional Medical