One Jamestown Regional Medical Center physician received special certification for high-quality wound care.

The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) recognized Dr. Kayla Emter, JRMC Podiatrist/Foot & Ankle Surgeon, as a certified wound specialist physician (CWSP).


ABWM requires its applicants to have at least three years of clinical wound care experience or to have completed a credentialed one-year residency in wound care. Certified wound specialist physicians have passed a statistically sound, evidence-based examination created by a multidisciplinary team of experts in the field of wound management.

She is the only physician in the state to earn such a credential.

“Healthcare is highly dependent on the care that the physician can provide and as a result, this motivated me to acquire the certification,” Dr. Emter said. “Not only does it challenge me, but it also requires a certain number of continuing medical education hours for sustained learning and improvement to continue to provide advanced therapies and more rounded and knowledgeable care.”

Dr. Emter joined JRMC in 2018.

“We are proud of our wound program here at JRMC,” said Mike Delfs, President & CEO. “We know we’re one of the only hospitals in the state to offer such care. Dr. Emter and the team are THE difference in the lives of people with wounds that won’t heal.”

ABWM’s certification programs have met the national credentialing industry’s standard of excellence for certification development, implementation, and maintenance.

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