Dr Richard Stefanacci
DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMA
Dr. Richard Stefanacci brings several unique perspectives to the field of long term care (LTC) care. To begin, he literally grew up in LTC, celebrating his 8th birthday in a nursing home that his family continues to own and operate today. As a practicing internist/geriatrician, he has a long-standing interest in and commitment to the frail elderly as his clinical practice solely focuses on nursing home eligible older adults through the PACE program (Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly).
As a geriatrician, Dr. Stefanacci has been involved with treatment and management of adults qualifying for LTC care. This work includes direct patient care across all care settings from home, adult day center, clinic and skilled nursing facilities.
On the policy side, Dr. Stefanacci served as Health Policy Scholar for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He has combined his expertise in healthcare policy in his teaching position at Thomas Jefferson University in their Jefferson College of Population Health. In his academic role he has over 600 publications in addition to delivering well over 1000 lectures both nationally and internationally.
An active member of all the LTC professional associations – Dr. Stefanacci has been active on both the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) and AMDA Foundation Boards as well as being honored as an honorary lifetime member for ASCP and the National Association of Directors of Nursing. Extremely active with AMDA, Dr. Stefanacci serves as faculty for the CMD / Certified Medical Director program. Finally, Dr. Stefanacci has achieved recognition as a fellow in both the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and American Geriatric Society as well as several national awards.
Dr Stefanacci’s greatest accomplishment is the Go4theGoal Foundation (www.Go4theGoal.org), a 501(c)(3) public charity that he founded with his family and friends when his oldest son Richard was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma in May 2006. He developed the foundation with an intense focus after his son’s death on June 12, 2007. Since its inception, the foundation has raised several million dollars to assist hundreds of children affected by cancer at nearly 100 children’s hospitals across the country, while also funding cutting-edge research to find a cure.