The Orthotic and Prosthetic departments at UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital were recently surveyed by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics, Inc., and earned a three-year accreditation.

Carrie Tingley Hospital was recognized for its achievement in the areas of Organizational Management, Professional Staffing Qualifications and Responsibilities, Patient Care Management, Quality Assurance, and Facility and Safety Management. This award represents the highest level of accreditation in the profession of orthotics and prosthetics.

"We are extremely proud to have earned this accreditation and we are committed to providing quality patient care with the highest standards to the children of New Mexico," said Valerie Hoffman, CP, manager of Orthotics and Prosthetics at CTH.

Carrie Tingley Hospital has offered orthotic and prosthetic services in the state since 1937 and provides care to children with chronic neuromuscular conditions, physical impairments and developmental disabilities. Carrie Tingley partners with many communities around New Mexico throughout the year to provide children and their families expert orthopaedic treatment within their own communities.

ABC has been credentialing practitioners and organizations since 1948 in accordance with established standards of excellence patient care delivery. The mission is to encourage and promote the highest standards of professionalism in the delivery of orthotic and prosthetic services.
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