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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 13th - 18th at the University of Colorado at Boulder in Boulder, CO.
Youth Rally
Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association

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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, & Dec {also Oct in 2015})

Afternoon Satellite Meetings: West     East

Next Support & Education Meeting

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

Next Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6:00 PM
Location: TBD

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

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
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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

2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2 Thursday December 18, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Holiday Party"
Attending RNET/WOCN: Kinda Walden - Jewish Hospital-Kenwood
2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2

Thursday October 16, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Manufactuer Night"
at TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion
Suppliers and Manufacturers Represented:
Birchwood Lab, Inc. (B-Sure)Bruce Medical SupplyByram HealthcareChoice Physical TherapyColo-MajicColoplastConvatecGenenairexGood BellyHollisterKeep It Simple Ostomy CoversMy CoverallsMark Drug Medical SupplyNa'ScentNu-HopeOptions built-in Ostomy Barrier/SupportOsto-EZ-VentOstofreshOstomy ArmorOstomy SecretsOstomy ProctectorOsto SolutionsParthenonPerfect ChoiceRCS Company STOMA CUPSafe n' SimpleShield HealthcareSterling Medical ServicesStoma Stifler
Attending RNET/WOCN: Kinda Walden, Monica Koch & Pattie Burke

Annual Picnic
Thursday, September 18, 2014 5:30 PM
Location: Weller Park in Montgomery
8832 Weller Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249
Time: 5:30 till 9:00 PM
Thank you to Jocelyne Walker of ConvaTec
for coming to the picnic and supplying all the fried chicken for our dinner.

September 2014 Meeting Thursday August 21, 2014 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 Medical Center

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Location: Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern
in Rookwood Commons

Ice Cream Social Picture Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Ask The Doctor"

Attending RNET/WOCN: Rita Pochard - UC Health University Hospital
Also Thank You to Caitlan from Hollister
For Sponsoring Our Annual

Spring Ice Cream Social

Thursday April 17, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Medical visits after you leave the hospital & Ostomy Clinics"
Attending RNET/WOCN: Dr. Sally Arnold - The Christ Hospital

Thursday February 20, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Roundtable Discussions"
Attending RNET/WOCN: Kathy Lauer - Daniel Drake Hospital

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 &
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Max & Erma's in Rookwood Commons

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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