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Our History

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care (COPC) has twenty-one locations in Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina and New York. COPC not only provides patient care to hospitals and physicians groups, but also specializes in assisting hospitals manage their orthotic and prosthetic (O & P) departments.

The Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care began in 1997 when Don Dixon, a retired ABC-certified orthotist and prosthetist (CPO) with 25 years experience, was asked if he could assist Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky., with financial and operational issues within its O & P Department.

Mr. Dixon assembled a team of professionals; Mike Mattingly, CPO, Keith Senn, and Tim Nutgrass, BOCP to analyze the issues & to develop and implement a strategic business plan.

Today the Kosair Children's O & P Facility is known as Center for Orthotic and Prosthetic Care, a privately owned venture company.

In just over 10 years time, COPC has expanded its services to include: Norton Medical Pavilion, Suburban East, & Kosair Charities Center in Louisville, KY; Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Frankfort, KY; Shriners Hospital for Children in Lexington, KY; Duke University Medical Center, & Duke University Medical Center North in Durham, NC.; and centers in Raleigh, NC, New Albany, Indiana and locations in Binghamton, NY and Cooperstown, NY.

Mission Statement & Our Guiding Principles

Our Mission is to develop Orthotic and Prosthetic centers that provide the highest level of patient care possible. We strive to ensure our programs are beneficial to the patients, employees, hospitals and are an asset to the surrounding communities within the Orthotic & Prosthetic industry.

  • We dedicate ourselves to enhancing the quality of life for physically challenged individuals.
  • We strive to educate ourselves, our patients, the public, and other healthcare professionals about issues of importance.
  • We challenge ourselves to develop new techniques and products.
  • We are committed to honesty, understanding, accountability, productivity, and respect for individuals.