Fritz’s Pharmacy and Wellness Center in Ronceverte has received accreditation from the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. (ABC), an independent, nonprofit organization which has been providing accreditation since 1948.
ABC’s evaluation of Fritz’s Pharmacy and Wellness Center 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 Stephanie Zimmerman and Fritz’s Pharmacy,” says Catherine A. Carter, executive director of ABC. “[Pharmacy] 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.
Fritz’s Pharmacy is proud of Zimmerman’s commitment to Fritz’s community with diabetes. We offer a full range of education – both one on one and through seminars, to help improve the lives of people with diabetes. The customized shoe options continue to expand and grow in popularity daily. Stephanie measures and creates a fully custom imprint during the process to customize an orthotic for you. She also helps with stockings and socks. Call 304-645-1890 ext. 4 or visit the store for an appointment.
“We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation,” Zimmerman said. “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 diabetic care and reflects our commitment to our patients.”
The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Inc. had 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.