POMONA, Calif. (September 2, 2015) - Swelling issues of the limbs or other body parts can cause significant
medical, functional and cosmetic problems. If left untreated, the swelling
can continue to progress, thereby increasing the weight of the limb, decreasing
the mobility of the limb, and adversely affecting the health of the limb.
Swelling can cause wounds to develop on the limb. The individual is also
at risk for recurring cellulitis infections. If you have symptoms of lymphedema
(swelling), please call to schedule an appointment for this free screening.
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Outpatient Center, Bldg. 1D
255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona, CA 91767
Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Free 30-minute screenings will be performed by a Certified Lymphedema Therapist
and will include a manual and visual check of your condition. Recommendations
will be provided in writing after the screening.
Appointments are required. Contact Kathy SanMartino, PT, CLT-LANA at 909/596-7733,
About Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare was founded in 1936 in
Chino, Calif., under the leadership of Frances Eleanor "Mother"
Smith and other community leaders and physicians to provide rehabilitative
care to children with polio. In the early 1950s, when polio was at epidemic
proportions, a plan was developed to build a new hospital in nearby Pomona,
Calif. In 1959, the new hospital was completed, and Casa Colina expanded
its medical and physical rehabilitation services to concentrate on treating
people of all ages and disabilities resulting from neurological and/or
orthopedic conditions. In recent years, Casa Colina has renovated its
entire 20-acre Pomona campus to build a continuum of rehabilitative care
unmatched in the Western United States. This includes a state-of-the-art
acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient center, post-acute residential
rehabilitation center, children's services, adult day health care,
specialized physician clinics, diagnostic imaging, ambulatory surgery
center, outdoor recreation program, and other highly specialized services.
The new Casa Colina Medical Office Building opened on the campus in June
2013, and construction of a 31-bed medical/surgical hospital addition
is currently underway with a scheduled opening in 2016. For more information,
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Director of Communications, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
909/596-7733, Ext. 2227,