ABOUT US

“Greetings to all credentialed wound providers and visitors to the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists website. It was my pleasure and honor to have served as the Chair of the board of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialist for the second time in its history. Congratulations to the newly elected Chair, Dr. Christopher Winters! Congratulations and gratitude is also in order to our three newest elected board members Dr. Daniel LeGrand, Jesse Cantu and Monica Timko-Progar, as well as, our executive board and current board of directors, for their loyal and dedicated service to the College. Thank you for your continued dedication and past service as directors of the board. Finally, a note of gratitude goes to our Fellows and members. This organization would not be possible without your continued support. I appreciate and realize that there are several membership organizations which one can join, and realize that one does have a choice. Thank you for choosing the ACCWS. The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists is a membership organization for the credentialed wound specialist. We continue to strive to improve our mission of creating further educational avenues to advance the standard of wound care, support the credentialed wound specialist and to increase awareness of the wound care specialty and the impact it can have on the public at large. I look forward to a progressive year and continued growth within the membership. We strive for an increased awareness of our programming, including our Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialist and Annual Symposium –Advancing the Standard of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. In closing, our membership categories have expanded to include Student / Resident , International and Industry membership sections. As you browse this site please know that you are encouraged to become a more active part of your College. We would appreciate your input and involvement. Please contact us for further information how you can become a more active Fellow or Associate member. We need you to help us grow and continue to provide great services. Thank you!”

  – Donald E. Mrdjenovich, DPM CWS FACCWS, Immediate Past Chair of the ACCWS

Our Board of Directors

Christopher Winters

Christopher Winters

Chairman of the Board

DPM CWS FACCWS, Carmel, IN

Donald Mrdjenovich

Donald Mrdjenovich

Immediate Past Chair, Founding Fellow

DPM CWS FACCWS, Altoona, PA

Karen Brown

Karen Brown

Chair Elect

FACCWS, Dayton, OH
Monica Timko-Progar

Monica Timko-Progar

Treasurer

RN FACCWS, Perryopolis, PA

Penny Campbell

Penny Campbell

Secretary

PT CWS FACCWS DAPWCA, Brentwood, TN

Richard Simman

Richard Simman

Scientific Chair, Founding Fellow, Editor of jounral

MD FACS FACCWS, Toledo, OH

Daniel LeGrand

Daniel LeGrand

Board Member

MD FACCWS, Indianapolis, IN

Jesse Cantu

Jesse Cantu

Board Member

RN BSN CWS FACCWS, San Antonio, TX

Tammy Luttrell

Tammy Luttrell

Board Member

MSPT PhD CWS FACCWS, Las Vegas, NV

Naz Wahab

Naz Wahab

Board Member

MD FAAFB FAPWCA FACCWS, Henderson, NV

Kimberly Ferguson

Kimberly Ferguson

Support

Accountant, St. Louis, MO

General Mission of the College

The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists is dedicated to the advocacy, ongoing wound care education, and support of credentialed wound care providers of all disciplines. Our members strive to improve the public’s health by practicing and encouraging evidence-based wound care management to promote healing.

 

Educational Mission of the College

The College exists to meet the educational needs of its members in order to allow them to provide their patients with the most up-to-date, evidence-based wound care. Through quality educational offerings, the College provides the wound care community the tools, irrespective of their specific discipline, to perform the best possible wound care.

The College offers two wound care education avenues, the first is an on-site hosted option which your organization can fund. The second allows individuals to learn from top presenters in the industry in a conference setting. The College will soon offer online educational courses that you may take at your leisure.

 

FAQ’s

Do I need to be a member to take a course?

No. However, members receive a discounted rate.

What are the steps I need to take or how do I become eligible to become qualified to join the College?

First, obtain certification in one of the Certifying Agencies recognized by the College. Next, Click Here and follow the directions.

What can The American College of Clinical Wound Specialists offer me?

The College is uniquely positioned to provide networking and collaboration with fellow certified practitioners AND provide both the resources and access to quality scientifically-based education for those that are seeking to become certified or advance as a Fellow of the College.

What can the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists do for me as a wound care practitioner?

The College is a unifying body of interdisciplinary wound care practitioners, seeking to provide their patients with the most relevant and current wound care. As a member of the College, you will have access to and be able to network with fellow providers both in your discipline and across disciplines. The College will notify you of cutting-edge educational presentations available in your region, and you will have access to the “BLOG SPOT: Name that Wound”. Having a voice in the leadership of the College, an opportunity to serve on committees or task forces will help shape the future of wound care and the College.

What can the College do for me as a Fellow of the College of Clinical Wound Specialists® (FACCWS)?

The presence of the College of Clinical Wound Specialists® is a collaborative of those certified in wound care by recognized and accredited programs, including the CWS® designation. The College serves to maintain the validity of specialty certification and to empower the professionals who have attained this level of education. By uniting as Fellows, the College will enhance our ability to work to increase provider relations, educate the public, and lobby Congress/CMS to recognize the designations of wound care specialist. CWS®, WCC®, ABWMS®, CWCA®, CWSP®, WCC®, CWOCN®, CWCN®, CWON®, CWOCN-AP®, CWCN-AP®, CWON-AP® are desirable credentials when considering rendering payment for the care of patients with wounds. Additionally, the College, by virtue of truly being multi-disciplinary, bridges many of the wound care societies, organizations and industry providers as an advocacy arm. Together we can accomplish changes in wound care practice, policy and payment.

Does the College publish a Journal?

Yes, the College does publish the Journal of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.

Services

What We Can Do For You

Check out what we’re up to at Wound Industry News! A members-only repository and blog that details new advancements, events, and anything else noteworthy in Wound care!

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