Ostomy Support Group – Dayton OH
Who are we…
Welcome to the Ostomy Support Group – Dayton OH web page. We are associated with the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA) and are one of hundreds of ostomy support chapters throughout the US. As a volunteer-based health organization we are dedicated to providing education, information, support, and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions. The group provides moral support through people who have learned to live with an ostomy. We welcome ostomates, family, friends, parents of ostomy children, medical advisors, merchants selling ostomy supplies, and anyone who has an interest in making life better for the ostomate. We are sponsored locally by the American Cancer Society.
Begin at 7 PM on the second Tuesday of each month except: July (picnic), August (national conference), and December (Holiday Party).
Meetings are held in the Community Room at Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH (map). Meetings include: practical ostomy care information; ostomy supply updates by manufacturers’ reps; ET participation when possible; one on one informational exchange with other members; guest lectures; social time; and refreshments.
What do we do…
As an ostomy support group, we offer moral support to those who are facing or have had ostomy surgery. We do this through face-to-face meetings and our monthly meetings. We also print and mail a quarterly newsletter providing tips on how to take care of your ostomy, latest information, and schedule of events at our meetings. Our supply room is available to any ostomate who cannot afford to purchase supplies. Registered Nurses who would like to specialize in Enterostomal Therapy may apply for a grant and ostomate youths between the ages of 11 and 17 may apply for a grant to attend the Youth Rally.
Please feel free to contact any of our board members with questions you might have. If you wish to know who the guest speaker is this month, contact the Vice President.
How do I join…
You do not have to be a member to come to our monthly meetings. In addition, if you do decide to join our group and do not have the $8 membership, let us know and we will waive the fee.
We need your name, address, spouse’s name, and e-mail address. If you are an ostomate, what type of surgery do you have (colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy, other). If not an ostomate, you are interested because_______.
Send this information along with a check for $8 payable to the “Ostomy Support Group–Dayton OH”. Mail to Louis Bordonaro, 135 Waterford Drive, Centerville, OH 45458.
Who do I call when I need help…
|The individuals listed below have completed training in ostomy care and are located throughout the Miami Valley.|
|Deanna Boyd, CWOCN||Kettering Medical Center||(937) 298-4331 x57545|
|Karen Brown, RN||Kettering Home Care||(937) 348-8772|
|Marcia Calhoun, CWOCN||Good Samaritan Hospital||(937) 278-2612 x2449|
|Lori Eavers, CWOCN||Greene Memorial Hospital||(937) 352-2695|
|Karen Granby, CWOCN||Life Care Hospital||(937) 384-8356|
|Nancy Gutman, CWOCN||Private Practice - Botkins||(937) 693-7815|
|Theresa Hall, CWON||Wayne Hospital - Greenville||(937) 548-1141 x5205|
|Shelly Harmony, CWOCN||Providence Medical Group||(937) 433-8060|
|Kim Holliday, WOCN||Miami Valley Hospital||(937) 208-3780|
|Justeen Keehey, CWOCN||Fidelity Health Care||(937) 208-6403|
|Cecilia Krusling, CWOCN||Miami Valley Hospital||(937) 208-3780|
|Robin Medrano, RN||Upper Valley Med. Ctr. - Troy||(937) 440-4706|
|Adrian Miller, CWOCN, APN||Miami Valley Hospital||(937) 208-2126|
|Michelle Rockwell, CWOCN||Gem City Home Care||(937) 438-9100|
|Rosemary Steele, CWOCN||Grandview Hospital||(937) 723-3400|
|Wyonna Stiffler, ET||Private Practice||(937) 294-8855|
|Missy Studebaker, WCC||Springfield Reg. Med. Ctr.||(937) 328-8892|
|Julie Wheeler, RN||Upper Valley Med. Ctr. - Troy||(937) 440-4706|
|Doreen White, CWOCN||CWOC Nurse Consultant||(937) 322-6612|
|Marilyn Whitehead, CWOCN||Private Practice||(937) 266-4891|
Ostomy Supplies – if you are in need of supplies, unemployed, or without insurance, we may be able to help:
Ostomy Support Group Dayton OH – Supply room: By appointment only. If you need supplies and do not have the resources to procure them, contact one of the following Supply Room Team Members:
Another possibility is to contact the Osto Group at the following
web site. If they have supplies that you can use, they will ship
them for the cost of the postage.
The Ostomy Support Group – Dayton OH complies with IRS Rules 501(c)(3) for charitable non-profit organizations. Membership fees and donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your interest.