HAVE YOU HEARD? "National Prosthetics Day"
Dear List Members,
I just learned about this and thought I would pass it along!... Happy
National Prosthetics Day!!!
Hats of to Fred Downs and whomever in the VA came up with the idea for such
And, a special thanks goes out to all our Veterans who have been injured or
lost a limb in the fight for our freedom in this country and peace around the
John N. Billock, CPO/L, FAAOP
The following information was found at: www.veteransday.com
HAVE YOU HEARD?
The Veterans Health Administration has designated today, November 6, 2008, as
the first annual National Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service Day ”Where
Quality of Care Results in Quality Life!” At the end of World War II, no agency
or method existed to provide quality prosthetics to America’s disabled
soldiers. On November 1, 1945, in response to both Congress and veterans, VA
created the Prosthetic Appliance Service. Its purpose: to develop a system through
which artificial limbs of the highest quality as well as other prosthetic
appliances would be provided to disabled veterans. Today, VA medical centers
celebrate and recognize the significant contributions of Prosthetic and Sensory
Aids Service (PSAS) personnel in delivering world-class quality service to
disabled veterans. Observances include presentation of the Under Secretary for
Health’s Award for Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Service of the Year to the
Togus, Maine VA Medical Center by Frederick Downs, Jr., PSAS Chief Consultant.
Many medical centers will host presentations for staff and veterans on
prosthetics and orthotics and display the unique services and high tech equipment
PSAS provides. Wherever you are, stop by your Prosthetic and Sensory Aids
Service today and thank them for a job well done!
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