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Edward White Hospital Launches New Amputee Support Program

April 19, 2011

Edward White Hospital, Your Community Hospital, Launches A Step Ahead for Amputees Support Program

St. Petersburg, FL - In observance of national Limb Loss Awareness Month, Edward White Hospital and A Step Ahead for Amputees, the bay area's first comprehensive program with an action-oriented support group for amputees and those facing limb-loss, will hold an informational kick-off event for the program on Fri., April 29, 2011, from 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. at the hospital, 2299 - 9th Ave. N. Suite 1-G, St. Petersburg (auditorium east side of the hospital).

Amputees and those facing limb-loss are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend the event or to participate in the A Step Ahead for Amputees program.

The event will feature an overview of the A Step Ahead for Amputees program by its founder, Jamie Kay Weil, and remarks by Sheri Gruden, an amputee and A Step Ahead for Amputees participant, along with Roland Metivier, CEO of Edward White Hospital.

Call 1-888-243-3627 by April 27 to R.S.V.P. for the event.

A Step Ahead for Amputees provides emotional and physical support to amputees and those facing limb-loss, helping them return to a normal, active life. The group plans its own action-oriented activities, which will include sailing, kayaking and boat-fishing during the coming months.

Edward White Hospital is a 162-bed acute care facility serving the St. Petersburg area for more than 35 years. Services include the Orthopedic and Spine Center, Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine, a Skilled Nursing Unit, a Diagnostic and Imaging center and comprehensive Rehabilitation Institute.  The hospital provides around the clock emergency room (ER) services and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center.    Average ER wait times are posted on the hospital’s website at www.EdwardWhiteHospital.com or by texting “ER” to 23000. Message and data rates may apply. For more info visit texterhelp.com.

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