The SL2 Program
Saving Limbs, Saving Lives

The SL2 Program at St. Luke's Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke's Hospital is designed to significantly reduce the risk and need of limb amputations resulting from vascular disease.

Approximately 60% of all amputations are preventable —
resulting in 1.2 million limbs saved and 648,000 lives saved.

By detecting vascular disease and diabetes at their earliest stages, health care providers participating in the SL2 Program work together to effectively manage and treat the diseases, and as a result, help individuals…

Team Care = Total Care

Providers at the SL2 Program strive to create an environment where hospitalists, nurses and emergency room providers can interact and rely on the specialists at the SL2 Program to address the unique concerns of those at-risk of amputation. The collaborative goal: to significantly reduce the risk and need of amputations.

The SL2 Program offers each individual a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan, which includes:

  • Artery revascularization in the limb via ultrasound-guided catheters
  • Effective wound care and treatment, such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Weekly follow-up appointments and progress reports to the referring physician
  • Assistance with insurance pre-authorization
  • Patient health education

Multidisciplinary Care

The SL2 Program utilizes the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of physicians — including podiatrists, wound-certified physicians and endovascular doctors — along with the latest innovations in technology and medicine to deliver a highly effective limb preserving approach to those at-risk of amputation. Each provider within the SL2 Program is fully committed to providing total patient-centered care and education aimed at saving limbs, and ultimately, saving and improving lives.

Wound Care

Arizona Wound Centers

Critical limb ischemia (CLI), an advanced form of PAD, can lead to ulcers and gangrene — which can ultimately lead to amputation. To reduce the risk of amputation, the wound care specialists at Arizona Wound Centers at St. Luke’s Medical Center and Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital work promptly to investigative a patient’s wound and determine the most effective treatment plan, such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

Taking a holistic approach, wound care physicians work closely with cardiology and podiatry specialists who can provide care for the patients’ underlying health issues. In short, deliver total patient care.

Wound Care’s Role in the SL2 Program:

Vascular Care

Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute

Phoenix Heart Center

For patients diagnosed with PAD, CLI or venous insufficiency, the team of vascular physicians at Phoenix Heart Center and Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute work together to treat the disease and revascularize the affected limb using innovative, less invasive techniques. This helps heal wounds and improves function in the affected limb.

Should PAD or CLI affect a patient’s foot or result in chronic wounds, vascular specialists at Phoenix Heart Center and Advanced Heart and Vascular Institute work closely with podiatry and wound care specialists to deliver total patient care.

Vascular Care's Role in the SL2 Program:

Wound Healing: Patient Pathway

Amputation Prevention Pathway

Participating Health Care Providers



Mesa, Phoenix & Tempe

Glendale, Mesa & Phoenix

Globe, Phoenix, Tempe & West Valley

Mesa, Phoenix & Tempe