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Sanford Health opens Sanford Limb Preservation Center

New program helps patients at risk for amputations

(Sioux Falls, SD) Sanford Health announces a new limb preservation program, Sanford Limb Preservation Center. The center specializes in treating lower extremity wounds in patients at high risk of amputation and compromised leg and toe function, particularly those with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease.

Patrick_Kelly_150X150“Having a compromised leg or toe has a large impact on a person’s daily functions including walking up the stairs, going to the grocery store and getting out of bed. Sometimes, illness or disease can even lead to amputation,” says Patrick Kelly, MD, vascular surgeon at Sanford Limb Preservation Center. “Sanford’s team of experts specializes in many different fields, from vascular surgery to podiatry to wound care. Our mission to protect, prevent and save function in the legs and toes is truly about keeping our patients as mobile as possible.”

Led by a team of fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular surgeons and an advanced-trained podiatrist, Sanford Limb Preservation Center coordinates efficient, multidisciplinary care with other Sanford specialists in infectious disease, endocrinology, cardiology, nephrology, plastic surgery, orthopedics, wound care and rehabilitation. The Sanford Limb Preservation Center is the region’s only comprehensive limb preservation center dedicated to keeping patients independent and moving. 

The Sanford Limb Preservation Center team also includes the Sanford Health’s wound clinic, which is home to nurses trained in managing and treating acute infections of the lower extremities. For more information about Sanford Limb Preservation Center, call (605) 312-7300 or visit

About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas and is now the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with locations in 126 communities in eight states. In addition, Sanford Health is in the process of developing international clinics in Ireland, Ghana, Israel and Mexico.

Sanford Health includes 35 hospitals, 140 clinic locations and 1,360 physicians in 81 specialty areas of medicine. With more than 26,000 employees, Sanford Health is the largest employer in North and South Dakota. The system is experiencing dynamic growth and development in conjunction with Denny Sanford's nearly $700 million in gifts, the largest ever to a health care organization in America. These gifts are making possible the implementation of several initiatives including global children's clinics, multiple research centers and finding cures for type 1 diabetes and breast cancer. For more information, please visit

Stacy Jones
Sanford Health Media Director – Sioux Falls Region
24/7 Media Phone (605) 366-2432 /