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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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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 Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00 PM (but start arriving at 5:30)

Location:Ron's Roost Restaurant & Bar
Time: 6:00 PM (We start arriving around 5:30)
Address: 3853 Race Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45211
(513) 574-0222
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Not required, but if you RSVP, we will save you a seat
(513) 202-3345 or

Next Support & Education Meeting

Thursday June 21, 2018 7:30 PM
Spring Ice Cream Social
presented by Hollister
Topic: "The Parastomal Hernia"
Jonathan R. Snyder, MD- UC Physicians Division of Colorectal surgery
Nurse: Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Location: Bethesda North Hospital

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

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Thursday April 19, 2018 7:30 PM
Topic: Ostomy Equipment & Supplies
Nurse: Rita Pochard, BSN, RN, ET, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Laura Lockwood, representative for Coloplast Care, will join Rita to discuss ostomy equipment and supplies, and answer any questions.

Guest Ostomy Supplier: Laura Lockwood from Coloplast


Thursday February 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Topic: Roundtable Discussions
Nurse: Lynne Cowley, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Good Samaritan Hospital
Guest Ostomy Supplier: Jessica Jay of B. Braun Medical

Happy New Year




Thursday December 14, 2017 7:00 PM
Topic: Holiday Party
Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Location: Bethesda North Hospital

Please note this is the 2nd Thursday, due to the 3rd Thursday being so close to Christmas. Also we start a half hour earlier at 7:00.

Happy Hollidays



Happy New Year



Dinner Outing
Wednesday, November 15 6:00 PM
Location: Rusty Bucket


Thursday October 19, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "Vendor Fair"
Cory D. Barrat, MD
Mercy Hospital, Colon & Rectal Surgery

CWOCNs: Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Monica Koch, BSN, RN, CWON
Good Samaritan Hospital

Patti Burke, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Bethesda North Hospital

Location: Bethesda North Hospital

A Special THANK YOU to the Companies that attended:
Hollister, Safe n' Simple,
Byram Healthcare, & Edgepark Medical Supplies

Thank You to the other Suppliers and Manufacturers Represented:
B. Braun MedicalBirchwood Lab, Inc. (B-Sure)Bruce Medical SupplyByram HealthcareCelebration Ostomy Support BeltColo-MajicColoplastConvatecEdgepark Medical SuppliesH2ORS Oral Rehydration SolutionHollisterHy TapeMarlenNa'ScentNu-HopeOsto-EZ-VentOsto FreshOstomies AlertOSTOmysecretsParthenonPerfect ChoiceSafe n' SimpleSecuri-T USAShield HealthcareStealth BeltTri- Healthcare
Holister Rep Caitlan & Marlene

Thursday September 21, 2017 PM
Annual Picnic at Weller Park
Thank You to Convatec For Sponsoring the Fried Chicken this year


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


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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