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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 8th - 13th, 2019 in Seattle, WA.
Youth Rally
Kroger Community Rewards
Kroger Community Rewards
Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association

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Contact us for questions, or to schedule a personal call or meeting,
with one of our members who has experienced ostomy surgery.
Voice Mail: (513) 202-3345

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Ask An Ostomy Nurse
Here is your chance to supply questions to be answered in our newsletter!
Submit your questions directly to Dr. Sally Arnold

Short Bowel Syndrome Support Group
Next Meeting Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019, 7–8:30 p.m. ET
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UOAA Diet & Nutrition Guide

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

Silve Spring House

March Dinner Outing
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Location: Silver Spring House Restaurant
Time: 6:00 PM (We start arriving around 5:30)
Address: 8322 E Kemper Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Rookwood Commons Location

Not required, but if you RSVP, we will save you a seat
(513) 202-3345 or

Next Support & Education Meeting

Art of Putting yourself 1st

Thursday April 18, 2019 7:30 PM
Topic: "The Art of Putting Yourself First"
Guest Speaker: Jessica Robinson
CWOCN: Lynne Cowley, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Good Samaritan Hospital

Location: Bethesda North Hospital


Previous Meetings & Gatherings

Stacy Vosters

Thursday February 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Topic: "Insights from a Chronic Illness"
Stacey Vosters, GCOA member Mini Bio
PLUS Stealthbelt Video Conference

Location: Bethesda North Hospital



Thursday December 13, 2018 7:30 PM
Topic: "Holidat Party"
CWOCNs: Kinda Walden, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Nancy Brown, BSN, RN, CWOCN
University of Cincinnati Medical Center



Thank you to everyone who made the event a success!

Thursday October 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Topic: "Vendor Fair"
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

A Special THANK YOU to the Companies planning to attend:
Hollister, Coloplast,
Byram Healthcare, & Convatec

Thank You to the other Suppliers and Manufacturers Represented:
B. Braun MedicalBirchwood Lab, Inc. (B-Sure)Bruce Medical SupplyByram HealthcareCelebration Ostomy Support BeltColo-MajicColoplastComfort MedicalConvatecEdgepark Medical SuppliesH2ORS Oral Rehydration SolutionHollisterHy TapeMark Drug Medical SupplyNa'ScentNu-HopeOsto-EZ-VentOsto FreshOSTOmysecretsParthenonSafe n' SimpleStealth BeltStoma Lite, Inc.Tri- Healthcare
Holister Rep Caitlan & Marlene

Thursday August 16, 2018 7:30 PM
Topic: "Skincare, Diet & Travel Considerations, during Summer Heat & Humidity"
Nurses: Nancy Dombek, BSN, RN, CWOCN
Agnes Hudak, CWOCN

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

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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

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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