Longs Peak Hospital’s rehabilitation clinic began offering a lymphedema clinic in May. Lymphedema is a sometimes-debilitating swelling that can occur in the limbs and is most commonly caused by damage to lymph nodes as part of cancer treatment.
The new clinic is the result of a collaboration between lymphedema experts from UCHealth rehabilitation clinics in Denver and Fort Collins and Lauren Brown, Longs Peak Hospital’s certified lymphedema therapist.
Thanks to a scholarship from Longs Peak Hospital Foundation, Lauren completed the Klose Training Lymphedema Certification in May 2018 and now brings the skills she gained to the Longmont community. Through continued collaboration with our highly trained lymphedema teams, Longs Peak Hospital provides its patients the same level of excellent care available at our sister clinics—close to home.
“Being awarded the scholarship,” Lauren says, “opened new doors for me and for the Longmont community. Most people don’t think about it, but for those with lymphedema, it’s a really big deal to have a normal-size leg or arm again. It means you can wear ordinary clothes and go out into the community feeling comfortable and confident, not to mention the medical benefits. I love being able to facilitate tangible progress that gets patients excited and involved in their own wellbeing.”
The lymphedema clinic offers appointments Tuesday through Saturday. For more information about the therapy program, call 720.718.1380.
Longs Peak Hospital Foundation’s scholarships are made possible through donor generosity. Scholarships help our high-caliber workforce advance their skills, accomplish their professional goals, and provide exceptional care for our patients. To donate to a Longs Peak Hospital Foundation scholarship fund, visit the foundation’s Donate page.