BOC Recognized for Pandemic Response

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The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has been recognized as a silver winner of a 2020 Golden Bridge Award.

The award's "Company Rethinking of the Year" category applauds companies that have demonstrated resiliency and creativity in adapting their business models and customer service offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BOC was acknowledged for introducing tools and technologies to support customers during the pandemic, with a focus on safety, efficiency and customer service.

They include:

·       Adding COVID-19 resources to its website

·       Offering live, online, remotely proctored exams for certification candidates to allow testing options from home or office settings

·       Conducting virtual site surveys for facilities seeking BOC accreditation

·       Publishing a thought-leadership article, "Comprehensive Guidelines for Emergency Contingency Plans," in the October 2020 edition of the O&P Almanac."

"COVID-19 continues to present a wide range of challenges for healthcare professionals and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) facilities. The BOC team is focusing on our customers' needs and opportunities to be innovative to support them," said Claudia Zacharias, MBA, CAE, BOC's president and CEO. "Like many organizations, BOC has embraced the opportunity to rethink and adapt. We are honored to be named [a winner]."