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Piedmont Athens Regional Beautiful You Boutique Earns Reaccreditation for Post-mastectomy Prostheses from the American Board of Certification

Athens, Ga. (May 26, 2022)—Piedmont Athens Regional has received reaccreditation in Orthotics and Prosthetics as a post-mastectomy product provider from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc., (ABC) an independent, nonprofit organization which has been providing facility accreditation since 1948.

ABC’s evaluation of Piedmont Athens Regional includes a thorough review of the physical facility and quality of patient care. ABC interviews both staff and patients and conducts a review of organizational documents, including records of patient care.

"Receiving Accreditation is a significant achievement, one that recognizes outstanding performance by Piedmont Athens Regional Beautiful You Boutique" says Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director of ABC. "The facility owners should be commended for their commitment to providing quality care to the people in the community."

Founded in 1948, ABC is dedicated to improving the quality of the nation’s orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic care through accreditation and certification. ABC encourages facilities to meet or exceed quality standards through accreditation and the teaching of quality improvement concepts.

The Piedmont Athens Regional Beautiful You Boutique opened in 2018 and provides access to mastectomy products, wigs, specialty clothing items, as well as hair and skin products for cancer patients. The boutique complements the continuum of cancer care that begins with access to screenings and testing, the latest treatments from Piedmont physicians specializing in all aspects of oncology care, patient navigation services, and the services available through the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support.

"We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation," states Beautiful You Boutique Mastectomy Coordinator Natalie Strickland.  "Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. Earning ABC accreditation is another measure of our excellence as a premier provider of post-mastectomy prostheses and reflects our commitment to our patients."

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. has been credentialing practitioners and accrediting organizations since 1948 in accordance with established standards of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient care. As a nonprofit organization, ABC’s mission is to establish and advocate for the highest patient care and organizational standards in the provision of safe and effective orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic services.

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