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Greater Cincinnati
Ostomy Association
Reborn from the Ashes of Disease

Serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area Since 1959

The Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association is a volunteer-based health organization dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions.

National Affiliation:
The Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association is now happy to be affiliated with UOAA (United Ostomy Associations of America). UOAA shares in our goals and will help us achieve our mission.

Youth Rally

July 17th – 22nd in San Diego, CA.
Youth Rally
Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association

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Here is your chance to supply questions to be answered in our newsletter!
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Short Bowel Syndrome Support Group Forming
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Support & Education Meeting Locations and Schedules

Main Meeting Location is Bethesda North Hospital
Golder Room 1 or 2 on 2nd Floor
10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
In Even Numbered Months (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, & Dec )

Afternoon Satellite Meetings: West     East

Next Support & Education Meeting


Thursday August 17, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "The Parastomal Hernia"
Guest Speaker: Jonathan R. Snyder, MD
UC Physicians Division of Colorectal surgery

CWOCN: Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Location: Bethesda North Hospital


Annual Picnic Thursday September 22

Thursday September 21, 2017 PM
Annual Picnic at Weller Park
Thank You to Convatec For Sponsoring the Fried Chicken this year
Chicken Dinner Anytime after 5:30 PM
We have the shelter reserved from 4-10 PM
If you plan to attend, Please call Marlene at home or on the voicemail, so we can get a count for buying the chicken. Also let her know what side dish or desert you plan to bring to avoide too many duplicates
Location: Directions to Weller Park

Next Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, November 15 6:00 PM
Location: TBD

Not required, but if you RSVP, we will save you a seat
(513) 202-3345 or

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, July 19 6:00 PM
Location: Don Pablo's Rookwood Commons

Thursday June 15, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "Coping with an Ostomy"
Dr Sally, PLUS Scott will share his ostomy story
The Christ Hospital

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, May 17 6:00 PM
Location: Ruby Tuesday of Kenwood

Thursday April 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "Roundtable Discussions"
Nurse: Rita Pochard, BSN, RN, WOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

And help us Welcome to Cincinnati
Cory D. Barrat, MD
Mercy Hospital, Colon & Rectal Surgery


Dinner Outing
Wednesday, March 15 6:00 PM
Location: Brothers Bar & Grill - Newport on the Levee

Thursday February 16, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "Ostomy Visitors"
Hear about the possitive benefits of a visitor
& help with plans for the next visitor training class.
Nurse: Nancy Dombek, BSN, RN, WCC
The Christ Hospital Wound and Ostomy Nursing Dept.

Location: Bethesda North Hospital

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, January 18 6:00 PM
Location: Bravo Cucina Italiana - Rookwood Exchange

Meeting Highlights from Previous Years

How to Contact Us:

Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association
7942 Schoolhouse Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

Voice Mail: (513) 202-3345

DISCLAIMER: The documents contained within these web pages are presented expressly for informational purposes only. In no way are any of the materials presented here meant to be a substitute for professional medical care or attention by a qualified practitioner, nor should they be construed as such. ALWAYS check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your condition, or before starting a new program of treatment. The sys-OP is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for ANY form of damages whatsoever resulting from the use (or misuse) of information contained in or implied by these documents.

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