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News from Unity

Program Helps Alleviate Foot Problems for Homeless in Rochester

WHAT:   A local orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with the Joint Replacement Center at Unity Hospital is taking part in “Our Hearts to Your Soles.” The national program provides free medical foot screenings and shoes to the homeless. Staff from Red Creek Orthopaedics and the Foot Performance Center will also be assisting with screenings and shoe fittings.

WHY:   Many homeless people are often suffering from untreated foot problems, caused by improper footwear, exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures, and long periods of being on their feet. This program works to provide relief to those in need, by diagnosing those foot problems and providing proper footwear.

WHO:  Luke S. Loveys, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Center at Unity Hospital; Mike Thaxton, Clothing Distribution Manager, Open Door Mission

WHEN:   Tuesday January 6, 2009 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Open Door Mission 210 Main St. W.

Unity Hospital is an affiliate of Unity Health System, a 681-bed health care network serving the city of Rochester and western Monroe County. Specialty units include intensive care, surgery, chemical dependency and mental health, obstetrics, brain injury rehabilitation, and skilled nursing. Unity Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission is affiliated with the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.