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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.

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Support & Education Meeting Locations and Schedules

Our Main Meeting Location is Bethesda North Hospital
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 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

Next Outing

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
Pot Luck: Please bring an appetizer, desert or side dish.
Please RSVP ASAP to Marlene or our voice mail (513-881-2547)
We want to know how much chicken to buy and that we have a good mix of appetizers, deserts and sides.

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:00 PM
Location: Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern
in Rookwood Commons
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Ice Cream Social Picture Thursday June 19, 2014 7:30 PM
Topic: "Ask The Doctor"
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Loughrey - Gastroenterologist
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

2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2 Thursday December 19, 2013 7:30 PM
Topic: "Holiday Party"
Attending RNET/WOCN: Kinda Walden - Jewish Hospital-Kenwood
2012 Dec Holiday Pary Picture 2

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, January , 2014 5:30 PM
Buckheads in Belview

Thursday October 17, 2013 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-HopeOsto-EZ-VentOstofreshOstomy SecretsOstomy ProctectorOsto SolutionsParthenonPerfect ChoiceRCS Company STOMA CUPSafe n' SimpleShield HealthcareSterling Medical Services
Attending RNET/WOCN: Patti Burke, Cindy Grogan, Ann Meinze & Amy Moses
Attending Registered Dietitian: Kathy Haugen
Diet & Nutrition Guide
Picnic at Montgomery Park Shelter
Thursday, September 12, 2013 5:30 PM

Thursday August 15, 2013 7:30 PM
Topic: "Round Table Discussions"
At Bethsda North Hospital

Tulip Thursday June 20, 2013 7:30 PM
"Ask the Ostomy Nurse"
At Bethsda North Hospital
Attending RNET/WOCNs
Rita Pochard
The University Hospital

Also Thank You to Caitlan from Hollister
For Sponsoring Our Annual

Spring Ice Cream Social

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 6:00 PM
Location: Ron's Roost in Bridgetown
3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH

Tulip Thursday April 18, 2013 7:30 PM
"Roundtable Discussions"
At Bethsda North Hospital
Attending RNET/WOCNs
Kinda Walden Jewish Hospital Kenwood

Dinner Outing
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:00 PM
Location: Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern in Rookwood Commons
2692 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Heatr Thursday February 21, 2013 7:30 PM
"Roundtable Discussions"

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 6:00 PM
Max & Erma's in Rookwood Commons

Pictures from last visit on Facebook
Meeting Highlights from Previous Years

How to Contact Us:

Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association
P.O. Box 14683
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214-0683

Voice Mail: (513) 881-2547

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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