The Orthotic Prosthetic Group of America recently honored 41 O&P providers with its annual Freedom Award, which is given to those who “deliver exceptions standards of care for military personnel,” according to a press release.
“Each year, we look forward to recognizing members of the OPGA community who provide admirable care to patients who have served in the armed forces,” Todd Eagen, president of the OPGA, said in the release. “These O&P providers in particular have done a remarkable job serving those who sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms.”
This year’s recipients of the Freedom Award are:
A Step Ahead Pedorthics & Orthotics in Pensacola, Florida; Abilities Unlimited Inc. in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Allegheny Orthotics and Prosthetics in Altoona, Pennsylvania; Body In Motion Sports & Orthopaedics Inc. in Toms River, New Jersey; Bremer Prosthetics and Orthotics in Jacksonville, Florida; Carolina Prosthetics and Orthotics in Greenwood, North Carolina; Cayuga Orthotics and Prosthetics in Rochester, New York; Central Brace & Limb Co. in Indianapolis; Clark & Associates in Waterloo, Iowa; Decker Integrated Orthotics and Prosthetics in Overland Park, Kansas; Fourroux Prosthetics in Birmingham and Huntsville, Alabama and in Memphis, Tennessee; Georgia Prosthetics Inc. in Atlanta; Holmes Prosthetic Center in Houston; Hope Artificial Limb and Brace in Montebello, California; Leimkuehler Inc. in Cleveland; Lima Brace and Limb in Lima, Ohio; Limb Lab in Mankato and Rochester, Minnesota and in La Crosse, Wisconsin; MedEast Post-Op & Surgical Inc. in Blue Bell and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; MSPO Program University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh; Orthotic & Prosthetic Designs in Columbus, Indiana; Orthotics and Prosthetics of Pinehurst in Pinehurst, North Carolina; Orthotics and Prosthetics One in Waterloo, Iowa; Restorative Health Services in Crossville, Tullahoma, McMinnville, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Clarksville and Franklin, Tennessee; Snell’s Orthotics and Prosthetics in Shreveport, Louisiana; Syracuse Prosthetic Center in Syracuse, New York; Tegerstrand Orthotics & Prosthetics in Redding, California; the Brace Shop Inc. in Baltimore; Valley Institute of Prosthetics and Orthotics in Bakersfield, California; and Virginia Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc. in Roanoke, Virginia.
“The award provides visible recognition to the honorees that they can proudly display in their patient care facilities,” Eagen said in the release. “It helps highlight their continued dedication to the distinguished veterans they treat and to the stars and stripes.”