George Tanner, CPO, has been appointed assistant director of the Helen Hayes Hospital Prosthetic Orthotic Center, according to David Moretto, CP, FAAOP, Director of the hospital’s Prosthetic Orthotic Center. Mr. Tanner will manage the Center’s Poughkeepsie office, which is located in the Atrium Building at St. Francis Hospital.
Mr. Tanner joins the center with over 10 years of experience in the field of prosthetics and orthotics. Most recently, he worked for MBR Orthotics where he provided services to patients at several hospitals and Level I trauma centers in northern New Jersey. Mr. Tanner has also concentrated on educating healthcare professionals, including physicians and therapists, about prosthetics and orthotics and has been involved with the research and development of new prosthetic devices.
Mr. Tanner has a broad base of experience, including working with both upper and lower extremity amputees. Along with evaluating and fitting patients, he is skilled in fabricating custom devices. He is certified in both orthotics and prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics and Prosthetics (ABC). Mr. Tanner is a graduate of the Northwestern University Prosthetic Orthotic Center in Chicago and holds an undergraduate degree from Cortland State University in New York. He is a resident of Monroe, New York.
Helen Hayes Hospital provides comprehensive prosthetic orthotic services at both the rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, and at the Poughkeepsie center. The staff work closely with each patient, customizing devices to meet an individual’s needs and providing extensive education and training in the proper use and care of the new device. Services include custom foot orthoses, sports knee, spinal and post-polio bracing, custom orthotic seating systems, myoelectric prostheses and both adult and pediatric prostheses.
The Prosthetic Orthotic centers accept referrals from physicians and other health care providers. For further information, or to make an appointment in Poughkeepsie, call 845-471-3703. To reach the West Haverstraw office, call 845-786-4122.