Save A Leg lecture

Save A Leg lecture


Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico, managing partner of Ankle & Foot Care Centers, presented a lecture at the Save A Leg, Save A Life (SALSAL) Foundation’s national conference this month in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

The topic of Dr. DiDomenico’s lecture was working with interventionalists in planning surgery. He and his partner, Dr. Gregory Blasko, are cofounders of the Youngstown SALSAL chapter.

SALSAL’s goal is to reduce the number of lower extremity amputations and to improve the quality of life for people afflicted with wounds and complications of diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.

Candlelight vigil


As part of its Nurses Week celebration, Humility of Mary Health Partners’ hospital nurses conducted a candlelight vigil May 17 in the Healing Garden of St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave.

Nurses from St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center attended the event. Proceeds from an event raffle benefited Emmanuel Community Care Center in Girard, a Sisters of the Humility of Mary’s housing ministry. The vigil included a candlelight ceremony and tributes to the nurses, including the “Nurse’s Prayer.”

McDonald donation


Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mahoning Valley & Western Pa. recently donated $1,000 to Camp Challenge, a D&E Counseling Center facility.

The grant will be used to purchase toys, clothes, sporting goods and books for the D&E’s summer Intensive Outpatient Program. Children involved in the program earn reward points for positive behaviors and redeem them to purchase items from the “Good Behavior Store.

Accepting patients


Doctor Sandeep Kathju, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is accepting patients at the Womancare Center of UPMC Horizon, 875 N. Hermitage Road.

He specializes in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, and has an extensive background in head and neck surgery and a special interest in facial plastic surgery as well as significant expertise in wound and hernia management. For information, call 412-624-2924.

Heart-failure clinic


A cardiologist from the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Michael A. Mathier, has established an advanced heart-failure clinic at UPMC Horizon that operates once a month.

As director of the UPMC Pulmonary Hypertension Program and Cardiovascular Fellowship Program, as well as medical director of the Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health Program, Dr. Mathier also sees patients at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Horizon, 2000 Memorial Drive, Farrell, Pa. For information, call 412-647-6000.

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