CBMC Ostomy Awareness Walk - Postponed

Due to the potential effects of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian, we've decided to postpone this event. We are looking to reschedule it in April 2023 as part of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence (WOC) Nurse Week, April 16-22. We will share more details when they are available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you and stay safe.

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On World Ostomy Day and to raise ostomy awareness and increase national visibility for those living with ostomies, CBMC’s Ostomy Nurses invite staff, patients and community members to an outdoor walk around the CBMC Walking Trail. 

Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that allows bodily waste to pass through a surgically created stoma on the abdomen into pouch or ostomy bag on the outside of the body. An ostomy may be necessary due to birth defects, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, incontinence and many other medical conditions. They are also necessary in cases of severe abdominal or pelvic trauma resulting from accidents or from injuries sustained during military service.

Please let us know you are coming to the walk by registering online.

On the day of the event, please park in the Visitors' Parking Lot and met at the flag pole in the front of the hospital.  Employees should park in their regularly assigned lot.

There is no fee to participate.

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center