You are invited to join us!
Please accept our invitation to attend our monthly Ostomate support group meeting. Everyone is welcome if you are currently living with an ostomy or a healthcare facility that is interested in providing support & education. Kentucky Ostomates monthly meeting is held the 4th Thursday of each month.
Where: Clark Regional Medical Center – 225 Hospital Dr. Clark Clinic B Suite 150 Winchester, KY 40391
When: The 4th Thursday of each month- No meeting in December
About Ostomy Surgery:
Ostomy surgery is performed on 120,000 people in the United States annually. Of these surgeries approximately 60% are temporary, lasting from 3 to 6 months. There are four types of surgery: Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy and Continent Diversion. The primary reason for ostomy surgery include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease, bladder cancer, trauma and birth abnormalities. Ostomy patients range in age from babies to seniors in their 90’s. It is estimated that there are 740,000 people in the United States who have an ostomy.
About Kentucky Ostomates:
Kentucky Ostomates is an affiliate of the United Ostomy Associations of America (UOAA), a nonprofit mutual aid and support, volunteer governed, IRS 501(c)(3) Charity Status organization. UOAA has the nations most comprehensive website: www.ostomy.org The most important program of Kentucky Ostomates is its Patient Visiting Program. You can request for a trained, certified visitor, a person who has an ostomy of their own, can be made by calling Jennifer Hall at 859-556-5913 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ostomy.org