About Priority Medical, Inc.
Established in 1994, Priority Medical is a privately owned medical equipment company specializing in post operative orthopedic rehabilitation products. In addition to our recent accreditation, Priority Medical is expanding into surgical products and products for the disabled. Priority Medical has identified the need for a highly specialized service in Cranial disorders, helmets and treatment and established a “sister” company called the Short Hills Cranial Center. Visit them at www.shorthillscranialcenter.com. Priority Medical has also created a suite of services around the treatment of Pectus Carinatum, pectus excavatum or flared ribs. Visit www.pectusbraces.com for additional information.
Priority Medical, Inc., a durable home medical equipment company specializing in post operative sports medicine rehab equipment, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the American Board for Certification, based in Alexandria, Virginia since 1948. This award is achieved only when home medical equipment companies demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.
We sought accreditation by the American Board for Certification to demonstrate that our company is committed to providing excellent patient care and safety in a financially solvent environment. This award also reinforces that our commitment to quality is ongoing.Marylynn Caruso, VP - Priority Medical
Priority Medical earned the three-year accreditation after completing a comprehensive application that focuses on patient care, financial stability, and a commitment to quality operational practices and procedures. Accreditation by the American Board for Certification assures Medicare and other payers that the highest levels of quality are practiced within all areas of the company.
The American Board for Certification of the Orthotic and Prosthetic Appliance Industry (ABC) was established on September 9, 1948. Its founding fathers included, ABC’s first President Chester E. Haddon, CPO, three orthopedic surgeons and three orthotic and prosthetic practitioners. These leaders determined that certified individuals would be designated Certified Orthotists and Certified Prosthetists, rather than “fitters” as all orthotic and prosthetic professionals were originally referred and that an examination would be required for ABC certification.