Additional Area Support Groups
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Northwest Community Hospital
The Northwest Community Hospital Ostomy Support Group meets at 800 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights. The WOC nurses at the hospital lead the group. For more information, please contact Carol Stanley at 847-618-3215, firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet the 2nd Thursday every other month at 1:00 PM. Meetings are February 11, April 14, June 9, August 11, October13 and December 8. 2016 meetings are in The Learning Center on the lower level (B1) of the Busse Center. Follow the signs to LC 3, 4 or 5. Parking in the attached garage is free.
Southwest Suburban Chicago
Meetings are held at 6:30 PM on the third Monday of each month throughout the year, except July, August, December and January. We meet at Little Company of Mary Hospital,
Evergreen Park, Mary Potter Pavilion, Lower Level, 2850 W. 95th St. Contact Edna Wooding 773-253-3726, email@example.com
Sherman Hospital, Elgin
Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 2:00 PM in Conference Room B on the lower level. Contact Heather LaCoco 224-783-2458, Heather.Lacoco@advocatehealth.com or Tom Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ostomy Support Group of DuPage County
We meet at Good Samaritan Hospital, 3815 Highland Avenue, Downers Grove, IL, the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Red and Black Oak Rooms near the cafeteria. All well-intentioned people are invited to attend. Our meetings are offered free-of-charge to anyone interested in seeking emotional support and education regarding the life saving procedures of ostomy surgery. Contact Bret Cromer 630-479-3101, email@example.com
Aurora Illinois Ostomy Support Group
The second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm, Presence Mercy Medical Center 1325 N. Highland Ave., Aurora. Contact John Balint 630-898-4049 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lake County Illinois Ostomy Association
Contact Barb Canter, 847-394-1586 or email@example.com
We meet at 10:00 a.m., on the 3rd Saturday, every other month, at Hollister in Libertyville. We hold meetings in January, March, May, July, September and November.
Hollister is located at 2000 Hollister Drive, in Libertyville. This is across Milwaukee (Rt. 21) from the Cuneo Museum and just north of Rt. 60 off of Milwaukee. After turning off of Milwaukee onto Hollister Drive, 2000 is the first road on the right. Just follow it back to the parking lot and office building. Check with security after entering the building to find out which conference room we are meeting in.
We have a lot of general discussions, which are a great time to ask questions and gather input from other ostomates on any problems you may be having. It’s also a great time to share successes too! Success stories are wonderful for new ostomates or those having concerns about trying something new. We also have occasional speakers on topics of interest.
Contact Us! For questions, program ideas, a ride to meetings, to visit with another ostomate…
Meetings are held at 2:00 PM the last Saturday of January, February, March, April, July, August, September, and October in the Board Room of Riverside Medical Center, 350 N. Wall St., Kankakee, IL 60901. A June picnic and a December holiday party bring the total meetings per year to 10. Charlie Grotevant, President 815-842-3710 or 815-949-1551 firstname.lastname@example.org
Loyola University Health System, Maywood
The 2nd Wednesday of the month from 7:15pm to 9:00pm in the Cardinal Bernadine Cancer Center 2nd floor Auditorium A. Parking across from the Cancer Center is free at night. Contact Robin Handibode 708-205-6664, email@example.com or Nanci Stark, WOCN 708-216-8554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rush University Medical Center
Professional office building 1725 W Harrison Street , Suite 1138 Conference Room, Chicago, IL 60612. First Thursday of every month starting February 4, 2016 from 6:30-7:30pm. Open to anyone with a bowel or urinary diversion (ileostomy, colostomy, urostomy), their supporting family, caregiver, spouse or significant other, and anyone facing a possible diversion surgery. You do not have to be a current patient at Rush to attend. Meetings will be centered around an informative guest speaker. Speakers will include colon and rectal surgeons, urologists, gynecologists, pharmacists, dietitians, appliance vendors, ostomy nurses, psychologists and others. Before the talk there will be time for socializing, and following the speaker there will be an open forum where participants can ask questions and discuss ostomy-related issues. Meetings are informal and no registration is required. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Kathleen Hudson, WOCN 312-942-7088 or email@example.com
Valparaiso Ostomy Support Group meets the 4th Thursday 6:30pm- 8:00pm January – October at Porter Regional Hospital Community Room (1st floor) 85 E US Hwy 6 Valparaiso, Indiana 46383 Contact: Sarah Grcich 219-309-5939 or 219-983-8780 firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele Kaplan-Jones 219-406-0019