The Board of Certification/Accreditation (BOC) has named Michael Arnette, BOCO, BOCP, as its Certificant of the Year. Arnette is a clinician at Progressive Prosthetics and Orthotics, which has facilities in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. Now in its second year, the recognition honors a BOC-certified professional for outstanding contributions to their profession, including commitments to service, research and outreach.
Arnette, a BOC-certified orthotist/prosthetist since 2010, received the award because he has devoted his career to providing exceptional patient care through clinical excellence and personal relationships while advancing technology and keeping current with the latest prosthetic innovations.
Progressive P&O, the family-owned business where Arnette works alongside his father and brothers, has provided prosthetic care to more than 500 people with amputations in Nigeria. The team has also trained dozens of local Nigerians, which has afforded the support necessary to establish a clinic that provides patient care. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, technicians trained by Arnette and his colleagues provided more than 100 limbs to patients, and their goal is to care for 240 amputees by the end of 2021.
“I am honored to be named BOC’s Certificant of the Year,” said Arnette. “I am proud to accept as a representative of the many clinicians who strive to improve the lives of others. It has been extremely rewarding to play a part in the recovery process for individuals experiencing limb loss, and I am thankful to my team and family members at Progressive for their continued dedication and support.”