On behalf of SLACK Incorporated, publisher of O&P News, I would like to congratulate the new members of the O&P News 175. The new members are: Don Dixon, CPO; Ronnie Graves, BOCPO/L, CO, CTP; Christopher Lake, CPO, FAAOP(D); Stephanie D. Langdon, CPO, FAAOP(D); and John Rheinstein, CP, FAAOP(D).
Last year, the editors and publisher of O&P News compiled the inaugural O&P News 175, a list of O&P professionals we identified as leading innovators in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. We gathered together the names of practitioners, clinicians, educators, researchers, technicians, administrators and industry representatives we knew were working to reshape the O&P profession.
The list is a good compilation of O&P professionals who either work to educate their colleagues; conduct research into new and novel technologies to advance the profession; continue the legacies and long-standing traditions of O&P businesses; or innovate the unique business aspects of the O&P industry. The editors and publisher went with our collected knowledge and experience with these individuals. Admittedly, we know we may have missed other O&P innovators, but overall we believe the list continues to be a good list.
The O&P profession is a community, and the O&P News 175 has been a great tool for kick-starting conversations and expanding the community’s voice in health care. We plan to continue using the O&P News 175 as a way to encourage discussion and to share viewpoints about issues facing O&P professionals.
Do you want to join the discussion? If so, please reach out to us, share your ideas and feel free to note if you believe yourself or a colleague needs to be on the list. We look forward to your ideas on how we can do even better for the O&P profession.
To view the complete O&P News 175 listing, click here.
Kristine Houck, MA, ELS