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Thursday, December 22, 2011 - Broward Health's Frank Walters Elected VP of Certification Board of Directors

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Broward Health Director of Sports Medicine and Wellness Frank Walters, PhD, LAT, ATC, has been elected vice president of the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) Board of Directors.  Walters’ term begins on Jan. 1, 2012.

"It is an honor to serve as vice president of BOC's Board of Directors,” Walters said.  “The BOC is committed to protecting the public and advancing athletic training around the world.  I look forward to contributing to BOC's important work."

Walters, a BOC certified athletic trainer since 1977, has a long history with BOC.  He has been on the BOC Board of Directors since July 2009 and served as a BOC qualified examiner and model from 1991 to 2001.  He was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Hall of Fame on June 24, 2010.

The BOC, a national credentialing agency, has been certifying athletic trainers and identifying, for the public, quality health care professionals with certainty since 1969. More than 39,000 individuals have earned the ATC credential worldwide. The BOC is headquartered in Omaha, Neb. For more information, call (877) 262-3926 or visit the BOC website at www.bocatc.org.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.