To address the most serious complications for diabetes, Beverly Hospital has announced the opening of the new Amputation Prevention Center® facility. Beverly Hospital celebrated the opening of this specialized center on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.
Led by highly-specialized affiliated physicians and surgeons, the center offers inpatient and outpatient treatment, comprehensive wound care, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and state-of-the-art technologies and equipment needed to heal wounds and prevent amputation. Beverly Hospital is one of only two hospitals offering specialized services in Southern California to help prevent limb loss in those patients who may be at risk of an amputation due to the complications from diabetes and other limb threatening conditions such as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or critical limb ischemia (CLI).
“In the communities we serve, diabetes is a serious health issue that affects many,” said Charles Ananian, DPM, a podiatrist and director of the Amputation Prevention Program. “The Amputation Prevention Center® facility will change the way we treat limb-threatening conditions such as diabetic foot ulcers, setting a new standard of care in the community. This program will offer patients an alternative to amputation while ensuring that our hospital continues to set the benchmark for patient-centered care,” he added.
The opening of the amputation center is part of Beverly Hospital’s transformational expansion plan that will increase its capacity to provide care for Montebello residents and surrounding communities. For more information about the Amputation Prevention Center, call 323-725-5066.