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.
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.
Monday, March 9, 2020 6:30 PM Topic: "Nutrition with an Ostomy" Presented by: Stephanie Oliveira, MD
& & Emily Romantic, RD, LD CWOCN:Michele Haas Pelfrey, BSN, RN, CWOCN, M.Ed. Mercy West Hospital
Join us for our New Educational Support Meetings at Mercy West, Room T002. We will be having meetings at 6:30 PM, on odd numbered months (except July), the rest of 2020. West side meetings have been requested, so please come out and show your support. Location & Directions: Mercy West Hospital
Thursday March 18, 2020 Location: TBD
O'Charley's - Western Hills
(6:00 PM but we start arriving around 5:30) Address: 5075 Crookshank Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45238 Map
Please RSVP if possible so we can save a seat
(513) 202-3345 or
Thursday April 17, 2020 7:30 PM Topic: "Shehzad Saeed, MD" CWOCNs:Lisa Berding, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN Good Samaritan Hospital Location: Bethesda North Hospital
Previous Meetings & Gatherings
Thursday December 12, 2019 7:30 PM Topic: "Holiday Party"
Bring an appetizer or side to share. If you would like to participate in our gift Bingo, bring a wrapped gift ($5 max) to put in the pile. Location: Bethesda North Hospital
Thursday October 17, 2019 7:00 PM Topic: Vendor Fair Member Spotlight: Diane Sweeney Dr. Cory Barrat MD, FACS, FASCRS - Colon and Rectal Surgery: MercyHealth CWOCN:Lynne Cowley, BSN, RN, CWOCN Good Samaritan Hospital CWOCN:Patti Burke, BSN, RN, CWOCN Good Samaritan Hospital CWOCN:Joanne Diehl, RN & Doris Davis RN, CON Christ Hospital Wound Care Clinic
Thursday September 19, 2019 Location: Weller Park
In the Shelter which is near the Tennis Courts
8832 Weller Road, Montgomery, OH A special Thank You to the Greater Cincinnati WOC nurses
for sponsoring the dinner this year! Time: Shelter Reserved 5:00 to 10:00 PM
(We start arriving around 5:30) Address: 10021 Weller Rd, Montgomery, OH 45249 Map
Thursday August 15, 2019 7:30 PM Topic: TBD Guest Speaker:Rachel Faust, PsyD Mercy Health CWOCN:TBD, BSN, RN, CWOCN
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
Thursday February 21, 2019 7:30 PM Topic: "Insights from a Chronic Illness"
Stacey Vosters, GCOA member Mini Bio
PLUS Stealthbelt Video Conference
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
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 ofB. Braun Medical
Greater Cincinnati Ostomy Association
7942 Schoolhouse Lane
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
Voice Mail: (513) 202-3345
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