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Mercyhealth earns accreditation for orthotics and prosthetics from the American Board for Certification

Mercyhealth earns accreditation for orthotics and prosthetics from the American Board for Certification

Awards and recognition | Thursday, July 21, 2022

Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center–Janesville has received accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC), an independent, nonprofit organization which has been providing facility accreditation since 1948. This represents the fifth consecutive successful accreditation by Mercyhealth.

ABC’s evaluation of Mercyhealth’s orthotics and prosthetics services includes a thorough review of the physical facilities, as well as the quality of patient care. ABC interviews both staff and patients, and conducts a review of organizational documents, including records of patient care.

“Receiving accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Mercyhealth,” said Catherine A. Carter, executive director of ABC. “The organization should be commended for their commitment to providing quality care to the people of the community.”

ABC is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care through accreditation and certification. ABC encourages facilities to meet or exceed quality standards through accreditation and the teaching of quality improvement concepts. As a nonprofit organization, ABC’s mission is to establish and avocate for the highest patient care and organizational standards in the provision of safe and effective orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic services.

Mercyhealth Orthotics and Prosthetics Centers are located in Woodstock, IL, Lake Geneva, WI and Janesville, WI.

“We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation,” said Patrick Flanagan, orthotist team lead at Mercyhealth. “Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. Earning ABC accreditation is another measure of our excellence as a premier provider of orthotics and prosthetics and reflects our commitment to our patients.”