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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas

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Houston VA Earns Accreditation from American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics

April 11, 2005

Houston VA Earns Accreditation from American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics

HOUSTON - Last week the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics approved the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) Orthotics and Prosthetics Center for another three-year accreditation. Edgar L. Tucker, MEDVAMC director was advised of the national recognition and congratulated by the organization for "scoring a perfect 100."

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC) is the national certifying and accrediting body for the orthotic and prosthetic professions. By applying for and achieving ABC accreditation, organizations demonstrate a commitment to excellence in orthotic and prosthetic health care. This commitment to excellence is critical for improving the quality of life of the nation’s orthotic and prosthetic patients. ABC is recognized nationally and internationally for its adherence to the highest standards for the orthotics and prosthetics profession.

“It is important for the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center to measure itself against the highest national standards. I am very proud of our staff and our center. Our personnel are very dedicated and we take seriously the job of serving those who have served our country,” said Angela Bishop, chief, MEDVAMC Prosthetic Treatment Center.

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