Murphy, N.C. – Bernadette Shilling, physician assistant with Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital’s (EWCH) Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy Center, recently earned the certified wound specialist professional designation from the American Board of Wound Management (ABWM). Shilling is one of only three physician assistants in the state of North Carolina to have this accredited certification.
According to the ABWM, a certified wound specialist can help “get to the heart of the needs of an institution’s wound care program and can identify and give guidance in the reduction of costs associated with the management of chronic wounds.”
“This certification requires a great amount of time and effort to pass a very difficult and rigorous examination, especially on the first attempt, as Bernadette did,” said Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital CEO Mark Kimball. “We congratulate her for her commitment to excellence. This is a noteworthy achievement that will greatly benefit our patients in our Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy Center.”
For more information about EWCH’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Therapy Center, please call 828-835-4692 or visit erlanger.org/westerncarolina.
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