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CASA COLINA TO PROVIDE FREE LYMPHEDEMA SCREENINGS IN OCTOBER

09/02/2015

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.

Where:

Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

Outpatient Center, Bldg. 1D

255 East Bonita Avenue (at Garey) in Pomona, CA 91767

When:

Wednesday, October 14 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 28 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

What:

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, ext. 3660.

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, please visit www.casacolina.org.

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CONTACT:

Stephanie Bradhurst

Director of Communications, Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare

909/596-7733, Ext. 2227, SBradhurst@casacolina.org

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