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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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Ask An Ostomy Nurse
Here’s your chance to get your questions answered!
Submit your questions directly to Dr. Sally Arnold
Short Bowel Syndrome Support Group Forming
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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, Oct, & Dec )

Afternoon Satellite Meetings: West     East

Next Support & Education Meeting


Thursday April 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Topic: "Roundtable Discussions"
Open Question & Answer with fellow Ostomates
Plus Ostomy Nurse & Colorectal Surgeon
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

Location: Bethesda North Hospital


Next Outing

Dinner Outing
Wednesday, May 17 6:00 PM
Location: TBD
Not required, but if you RSVP, we will save you a seat
(513) 202-3345 or

Previous Meetings & Gatherings

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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