The grand opening of the Limb Preservation Center (LPC) at Western University of Health Sciences drew more than 50 people to the University’s Patient Care Center (PCC) on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The LPC, which was established to prevent amputation, enhance mobility, and preserve quality of life in the growing population of high-risk patients with chronic disease, is located within the Foot & Ankle Center in the PCC, 795 E. 2nd St., Pomona, Calif.

Dean Lawrence Harkless, DPM, of the College of Podiatric Medicine welcomed guests — including Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center staff, regional podiatrists, elected officials’ representatives, and WesternU students and faculty – and led tours of the facility.

The LPC was presented with certificates of recognition and congratulations by the offices of Congresswoman Gloria Negrete-McLeod, D-35th District, and state Rep. Norma Torres, D-52nd District; as well as the donation of a LUNA fluorescence angiography system for wound care assessment.