The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Amputee Support Group Announces Its 2018 Support Schedule

  • March 8, 2018

SALINAS, CA. (March 6, 2018) — The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center Amputee Support Group will host a guest speaker at the group’s monthly support meetings through 2018.

This support group — Amputees Coming Together (ACT) — will provide attendees with encouragement and useful information regarding amputation. The goal of the support group is to observe others who are successfully coping with limb loss, learn new coping strategies and practice skills in a supportive environment.

The group’s first meeting is set for Thursday, March 15, from 6-7 p.m. at the Sam Karas Rehabilitation Center, (Main Dining Room), which is located at 1441 Constitution Drive, Building 100, in Salinas.

Other meetings in 2018 are scheduled for the same time and place on Thursday, June 21,
Thursday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Dec. 20.

The group is facilitated by Pacific Medical. A Spanish-speaking assistant is also available.
For more information, call: (831) 772-7464

The Sam Karas Acute Rehabilitation Center is designed to assist patients and their families with the transition from an acute hospital setting to home. Patients receive daily physician and therapy visits to ensure medical stability and optimal functional recovery. The center helps patients reach a high level of functional independence to return home safely and with confidence.

About Natividad Medical Center (NMC)
Owned and operated by Monterey County, NMC is a 172-bed, acute-care hospital providing health care services to county residents for more than 132 years. Based in Salinas, California, NMC offers inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and specialty medical care. NMC provides more than 38,000 patient days of care each year and has more than 52,000 emergency department visits per year. NMC is a Level II Trauma Center providing the immediate availability of specialized personnel, equipment and services to treat the most severe and critical injuries. NMC’s Trauma Center is a vital community service locally that saves lives and eliminates the need to fly critically injured patients to a distant trauma center. NMC is the only teaching hospital on the Central Coast through its affiliation with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). With a medical staff of more than 380 physicians, NMC’s mission is to continually monitor and improve the health of the people, including the vulnerable, in Monterey County through coordinated, affordable high-quality health care. For more information, please call 831-755-4111 or visit

Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93912-1611