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Greater Cincinnati
Ostomy Association
Reborn from the Ashes of Disease


Serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Area Since 1959

Mission:
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 25th - 30th at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.
Youth Rally
Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association

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Ask An Ostomy Nurse
Here’s your chance to get your questions answered!
Submit your questions directly to Dr. Sally Arnold
Short Bowel Syndrome Support Group Forming
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UOAA Diet & Nutrition Guide


Support & Education Meeting Locations and Schedules

Main Meeting Location is Bethesda North Hospital
10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
In Even Numbered Months (Feb, Apr, June, Aug, Oct, & Dec )
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Afternoon Satellite Meetings: West     East

Next Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:00 PM
Location: O'Charley's - Springdale
11315 Princeton Pike Springdale, OH 45246
Not required, but if you RSVP, we will save you a seat
(513) 202-3345 or
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Next Support & Education Meeting

2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2 Thursday December 15, 2016 7:30 PM
Topic: Holiday Party
Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Location: Bethesda North Hospital
2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

Thursday October 20, 2016 7:30 PM
Topic: "Manufacturer Night"
Nurse: Lynne Cowley, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Good Samaritan Hospital

Location: Bethesda North Hospital

A Special THANK YOU to the Companies that attended:
B. Braun Medical, Cardinal Health & Hollister

Thank You to the Suppliers and Manufacturers Represented:
B. Braun MedicalBirchwood Lab, Inc. (B-Sure)Bruce Medical SupplyByram HealthcareCardinal HealthCelebration Ostomy Support BeltChoice Physical TherapyColo-MajicColoplastConvatecCool WaferEdgepark Medical SuppliesFortis Medical ProductsH2ORS Oral Rehydration SolutionHollisterHy TapeMark Drug Medical SupplyMarlenMF MedicalMy CoverallsNa'ScentNu-HopeOptions built-in Ostomy Barrier/SupportOsto-EZ-VentOsto FreshOstomies AlertOsto mysecret'sParthenonPerfect ChoiceSafe n' SimpleSecuri-T USAShield HealthcareSteadliveTri- Healthcare


Thursday September 22, 2016 PM
Annual Picnic at Weller Park
Thank You to Convatec For Sponsoring the Fried Chicken this year
Nurse: Kathy Lauer
Daniel Drake Hospital


Thursday August 18, 2016 7:30 PM
Topic: "Pouching & Helpful Hints"
Speaker: Rita Pochard, BSN, RN, WOCN
UC Health - University of Cincinnati Medical Center



Ice Cream Sundae Ice Cream Social
Thursday June 16, 2016 7:30 PM
Topic: "Management options for the Parastomal hernia: Surgical and non-operative"
Guest Speaker: Jonathan R. Snyder, MD
UC Physicians Division of Colorectal surgery
Univ. of Cincinnati Asst professor of Surgery

Attending RNET/WOCN: Nancy Brown UC Health - University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Also Thank You to Caitlan from Hollister
For Sponsoring Our Annual

Spring Ice Cream Social
Hollister Logo
Hollister Name


Thursday April 21, 2016 7:30 PM
"Diet and Hydration"
Monica Koch, BSN, RN, CWON
Good Samaritan Hospital

Nancy Dombek, BSN, RN, WCC
The Christ Hospital


Thursday February 18, 2016 7:30 PM
"Tips for Flu Season"
Terri Ross, MSN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN
The Christ Hospital



2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2 Thursday December 17, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: Holiday Party
Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Location: Bethesda North Hospital
2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2


Thursday October 15, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "Manufacturer Night"
Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Location: Bethesda North Hospital
Note: Different location than past years
Suppliers and Manufacturers Represented:
Birchwood Lab, Inc. (B-Sure)Bruce Medical SupplyByram HealthcareCelebration Ostomy Support BeltChoice Physical TherapyColo-MajicColoplastConvatecCool WaferEdgepark Medical SuppliesFortis Medical ProductsH2ORS Oral Rehydration SolutionHollisterHy TapeMark Drug Medical SupplyMarlenMF MedicalMy CoverallsNa'ScentNu-HopeOptions built-in Ostomy Barrier/SupportOsto-EZ-VentOsto FreshOstomies AlertOsto mysecret'sParthenonPerfect ChoicePPS Healthcare Medical SupplySafe n' SimpleSecuri-T USAShield HealthcareTri- Healthcare


Friday September 18, 2015 PM
Annual Picnic at Weller Park
Thank You to Convatec For Sponsoring the Fried Chicken this year
Location: Directions to Weller Park


Thursday August 20, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "The Effects of Stress & Anxiety on Bowel Disease
& How to Manage"

Dr. Sally Arnold DNP, RN, AFPCNP-BC, CWOCN
and Karen Myers BSN, RN, CWON

The Christ Hospital

Location: Bethesda North Hospital



Ice Cream Sundae Ice Cream Social
Thursday June 18, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "Diverticulitis"
Rita Pochard BSN, RN, ET
Nurse Clinician-Ostomy & Wound Care
UC Health – University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Also Thank You to Caitlan from Hollister
For Sponsoring Our Annual

Spring Ice Cream Social
Hollister Logo
Hollister Name


Hyacinth Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "Eating after Ostomy Surgery"
(Diet and Intestinal Blockages)

Attending RNET/WOCN:Laura Dixon - Mercy Hospital-West



Heart candy box Cancelled due to weather
Thursday February 19, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "Tips for Flu Season"
Attending RNET/WOCN:Terri Ross - The Christ Hospital
Heart candy box

Meeting Highlights from Previous Years


How to Contact Us:

Mail:
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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