February 26, 2014
Richmond, Va. (Feb. 20, 2014) — HCA Virginia’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals are now offering a Diabetic Limb Salvage Program, which aims to improve care and outcomes for diabetic patients.
Part of the HCA Virginia Wound Healing Network, the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program will involve the orchestration of specialists, evidenced based guidelines and comprehensive integrated patient care plans dedicated to limb salvage.
“Diabetes is highly prevalent in the communities we serve,” said Michael Menen, M.D., chief medical officer of Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals. “Diabetic patients have an increased incidence of foot issues and foot wounds, which pose the risk of limb loss.
Our Diabetic Limb Salvage Program is a dedicated team of highly trained specialists working together with the latest technology, to coordinate and streamline patient care. This minimizes delays for our patients and optimizes their overall long-term health.”
The program is designed to provide diabetics and their families with access to comprehensive healthcare services with the goal of promoting overall health and optimizing lower extremity leg function.
The program will provide prompt and timely patient evaluations, with all consultations taking place no later than 24 to 48 hours after initiation.
Patient benefits include a reduction in time to assessment and intervention by all disciplines, as well as education and lifetime surveillance. Physicians will be able to link efficiently with the hospital and other team specialists to effectively manage patients with complex co-morbidities.
To learn more about this program or to refer a patient for evaluation, call 804.823.4208.