Rose Medical Center
April 18, 2018

Dan Mager
Manager, Public Affairs/Marketing
Rose Medical Center
Office: 303.320.2817 
Jennifer Urbonas
Program Director
Rose Amputation Prevention Center
Office: 303.329.4841 
Rose Medical Center Hosts Denver's 2nd Annual Amputation Prevention Summit
Event will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic as the leading cause of
non-traumatic lower extremity amputations and discuss ways to reduce these amputations

Denver, Colo. – April 18, 2018 – Rose Medical Center, part of the HCA/HealthONE network and a leading amputation prevention and chronic wound healing center in the region, will be hosting its second Amputation Prevention Summit on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Taking place at the Parker Arts Culture & Events Center (PACE) at 2000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colo., the summit is expected to draw clinicians from the greater Denver area.

This educational event will highlight the urgent nature of the diabetes epidemic—among the top 10 leading causes of death in Colorado and the leading cause of non-traumatic lower extremity amputation—specifically, the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease and diabetic foot ulcers/injuries. It will also discuss ways healthcare professionals can improve their practices in order to reduce lower extremity amputations.

The summit will be led by Lee Rogers, DPM, medical director for Amputation Prevention Centers of America® and recipient of the “America’s Most Influential Podiatrist” award. Featured speakers include Desmond Bell, DPM, founder and president of Save a Leg, Save a Life Foundation, Eric Jaakola, DPM, and Sameer Mehta, MD, co-medical directors for the Rose Amputation Prevention Center, as well as other speakers across multiple disciplines, including vascular surgery, interventional cardiology, dermatology and nursing management.

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver’s "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. Named the #3 hospital in both Denver and the region by US News & World Report in 2017, Rose also has been honored by Truven Health Analytics™ as a 100 Top Hospital® for ten years and named by its employees as a Denver Post Top Workplace for three years. Rose also earned Magnet® designation in recognition of its exemplary nursing care in 2017. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose truly has become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at

About Amputation Prevention Centers of America®

Amputation Prevention Centers of America® is an exclusive offering from RestorixHealth, the premier provider of wound center management solutions. An Amputation Prevention Center® is a surgically focused inpatient/outpatient program operating in conjunction with the comprehensive wound center, that specializes in treating patients with limb-threatening conditions, such as diabetic foot ulcers. For more information, visit