Hillsboro Area Hospital is pleased to announce Dr. Andrew Ott has successfully passed the National Board Certification exam for the CWSP (certified wound specialist physician) credential and is now a Certified Wound Care Specialist. Dr. Ott is the only physician with this honor, south of the immediate Chicago area, in the state of Illinois. This is an important accomplishment achieved through hours of hard work in preparation for the CWSP® Examination. The CWSP designation (certified wound specialist physician) is the highest certification available in wound care. Dr. Ott specializes in wound care of the lower extremities and is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon.
Established in 1995, the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) is dedicated to the multidisciplinary team approach in promoting the science of prevention, care, and treatment of acute and chronic wounds. The primary function is to establish and monitor a national certification process, recognize competency, promote education/research, and elevate the standard of care across the continuum of wound management. Currently, the ABWM has certified approximately 4,000 individuals nationwide with their three wound management designations.
Qualified candidates for certification in wound management are required to achieve a passing score on the examination in order to earn the designation CWSP®. Board certification in wound management is achieved only through a rigorous process by the ABWM. Those who become certified in wound management through the ABWM have earned the professional designation of CWSP®. CWSPs are an elite group of healthcare professionals involved in wound management.
The CWSP credential is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. The CWSP program received accreditation for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs, which ensures certification programs adhere to modern standards of practice for the certification industry.
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