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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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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, & Dec)
Except the October meeting which is at the
TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

Afternoon Satellite Meetings: West     East

Next Support & Education Meeting

Hyacinth Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Topic: "TBD"
Attending RNET/WOCN:Laura Dixon - Mercy Hospital-West

Next Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, May 18, 2015 6:00 PM


Previous Meetings & Gatherings

Heart candy box Cancelled
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) 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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