Ostomy Support Group

The Columbia Basin Ostomy Support Group

We are a volunteer based health care organization dedicated to providing education, information, support and advocacy for people who have had or will have intestinal or urinary diversions (colostomies, ileostomies and urostomies).

Our support group is affiliated with the United Ostomy Association of America, a national support organization, which you can learn about at www.uoaa.org.

We meet quarterly at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, which generously supports our mission.

Upcoming Meetings 

This support group meets meets every other month on the odd months.

        Please visit our events listing for upcoming dates, times, & location.

Post Ostomy Support Team (POST)

Our support group has a team of trained Ostomy visitors.  Our team members are available to call on fellow ostomates upon their request for either pre- or post-operative visits.

Many have found that a visit from a trained Ostomy visitor has helped start them back on the road to everyday living.  By means of the visitation program, new ostomates realize that they are not unique in their situation and learn to cope with their new life-style with minor adjustments.  All information you provide to your visitor is held in strict confidentiality.

Our support team works together with the clinical staff at Kadlec Regional Medical Center to provide optimal care.

Wayne Pelly is the Visitation Chairperson and can be reached at (509) 943-3223.