Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Florida (August 27, 2015) – Many patients visit their doctor with wounds or ulcers that will not heal. Some have decreased sensory loss of a limb or extremity. While helping patients heal these kinds of wounds and to avoid amputation, Medical Center of Trinity opened the *Florida Limb Saving Institute.”
“This program offers patients a multi-disciplinary team approach to their condition,” said Dr. Luis Ramos, Medical Director of the Florida Limb Saving Institute at Medical Center of Trinity. “Whether a patient is currently having problems with wounds on their legs or feet or is looking for ways to prevent future problems, each patient is evaluated by the team and a treatment plan is based on their individual needs to ensure the best outcomes,” he added. “The good news is that together we will guide a patient through this limb-saving journey.”
Most wound care patients at risk for limb or extremity wounds have diabetes and peripheral arterial disease. They may also have coronary artery disease, blood clotting disorders, bone infection, claudication, or hyperlipidemia. Many patients continue to smoke on a regular basis.
“What sets this program apart from many others is Amy Ming, our nurse navigator,” said Leigh Massengill, Chief Executive Officer at Medical Center of Trinity. Amy serves as nurse navigator at both facilities of the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Largo Medical Center and Medical Center of Trinity. This allows for continuity of care. Amy is a highly educated, compassionate nurse who navigates the coordination of all the communications necessary with any of our specialists while developing an individualized plan for each of our patients.”
The Florida Limb Saving Institute provides education to patients and the public. Part of that education includes educational seminars and the “controlling diabetes – wounded not broken” monthly support group. Information on this support group will be provided in a separate release.
To learn more about the Florida Limb Saving Institute and/or its educational opportunities, please call 727-834-4450.
The Florida Limb Saving Institute is a new program at both Largo Medical Center and Medical Center of Trinity.
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About Medical Center of Trinity
Medical Center of Trinity is a 236 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road. Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:
Medical Center of Trinity has received Chest Pain Center with PCI accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The hospital has also been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and has been named a recipient of the 2014 Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care.
Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on four key quality measures – heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.
For more information on Medical Center of Trinity, visit www.MedicalCenterTrinity.com or call (727) 834-4000. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.
About Largo Medical Center:
Largo Medical Center is a 425-bed statutory teaching hospital serving Pinellas County from three campuses. The hospital provides Atrial Fibrillation Care at the AFib & Heart Rhythm Centers, Behavioral Healthcare, Breast Healthcare at the Florida Breast Institute, Cardiovascular Services, Clinical Research, Company Care Occupational Healthcare, Emergency Care at 3 campuses, H2U health and wellness program, Hepatobiliary Care at The Hepatobiliary Center, Imaging and Diagnostic Services, Kidney Transplants at the Transplant Institute of Florida, Limb Saving at the Florida Limb Saving Institute, Orthopedic Care at the Florida Orthopedic Pavilion, Inpatient, Outpatient and Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Palliative Care, Robotic Surgery, Sleep Disorders Care, Sports Medicine Care with the Florida Sports Medicine Center, Spine and Neurologic Care at the Florida Spine & Neuro Center, Surgical Weight Loss/Bariatric Surgery at the Florida Bariatric Centers and Wound Care with Hyperbaric Medicine.
Largo Medical Center has an American Osteopathic Association Accredited Graduate Medical Education program that is the West Coast Academic Center for NOVA Southeastern University and is affiliated with the USF Morsani College of Medicine.
The hospital is recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, a Certified Advanced Heart Failure Center and an Advanced Primary Stroke Center. We have an accredited AFib Center, Breast Center, Cancer Care program, Chest Pain Center and Inpatient Rehabilitation program. Learn more at LargoMedical.com. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.