The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) is seeking nominations for the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service. The award recognizes outstanding individuals who demonstrate extraordinary service to BOC. BOC created the award in honor and remembrance of longtime practitioner, BOC board member and leader James “Jim” Newberry, Jr., BOCP, BOCO, BOCPD, who passed away in 2016.
Nominees for the award must have a proven history of service to and volunteerism with BOC. Nominees should exemplify the superior model lived out by Newberry during his more than four decades in the field of orthotics and prosthetics. Nominees might include—but are not limited to— former BOC board members, BOC volunteers, vendors, or consultants.
“We look forward to receiving nominations for professionals like Jim, whose commitment to BOC is showcased through their advocacy and service to the organization,” says BOC Board Chair Wayne R. Rosen, BOCP, BOCO, LPO, CME, FAAOP. “We are proud to recognize Jim’s legacy through this prestigious award.”
To review the award requirements and nominate a colleague for the award, visit the Jim Newberry Award for Extraordinary Service page on BOC’s website. Select nominees will be invited to complete and submit an award application that details their service to BOC. The deadline to submit nominations is Tuesday, September 6, 2022. For more information, please call 877.776.2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC), founded in 1984, offers highly valued credentials in the fields of orthotics and prosthetics (O&P) and durable medical equipment (DME). BOC offers accreditation for O&P practices, pharmacies and DME suppliers, and certifications for orthotic fitters, mastectomy fitters and DME specialists. BOC-certified practitioners and accredited suppliers are included as qualified providers and suppliers, respectively, in the Social Security Act as amended by the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (BIPA).
BOC has been acclaimed for award-winning innovation and customer service, earning international recognition with ten Stevie Awards. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs accept BOC credentials as meeting their standards. Learn more at www.bocusa.org.
Judi Knott, MA, MBA