CHH Forms New Ostomy Support Group

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) has formed a new Ostomy Support Group that will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the hospital’s small dining room, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington.  Meetings are free. The inaugural meeting will be held February 6th.

The first group of its kind in northwest Connecticut, the group will be facilitated by Suzanne Fox, RN, WOCN, the hospital’s Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse. “I am very excited to offer this important resource to the community. The support group will allow individuals with an ostomy or continent diversion, their families and caregivers the opportunity to share their experiences and advice on related health and wellness issues.”

The support group is one of over 350 support groups across the country affiliated with United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA). This is a national network for bowel and urinary diversion that serves to unify and strengthen its members for the benefit of people who have, or will have intestinal or urinary diversions and their caregivers.

Call (860) 496-6630 or e-mail ostomysupport@hungerford.org  for additional information.

The Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109 bed, general acute care hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut. CHH offers personalized attention from an expert team of caregivers and physicians that utilize advanced technology and clinical partnerships in a convenient, safe and comfortable patient environment. One Thousand Caregivers, One Job, Your Health.

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