Birmingham Area WOC News



The Birmingham Area WOC/ET Nurses Association “Giving Back to the Community”

From left to right: Pat Blakely, Nancy Strunk, and Sharon White

The Birmingham Area Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOCN) presented the Birmingham Ostomy Association Support Group with an enormous check for $1000.00! The check was designed by Karen Edwards, one of the WOCN’s at UAB Hospital. Pictured are Pat Blakely, Nancy Strunk and Sharon White, WOCN members. The Birmingham Area Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses is a professional organization of nationally certified nurses in the area of wound treatment, ostomy management and continence care. The president of the Birmingham Ostomy Association Support Group, Lyn Hayes, was delighted to receive the donation for the group on Sunday, November 14, 2010. The support group provides education, social, and emotional support for those with temporary and/or permanent ostomies. The group currently meets at the St. Vincent's Living Well Center off of Hwy 280 and Princeton Baptist Medical Center, supporting a larger population of ostomates by offering a support group on alternate months at different locations.
The donation will help support the group meetings, literature mail-outs, newsletters and update the website.

From Left to right: Cheryl Lane, Pat Blakely, and Hattie Stokes

Hattie Stokes, Pat Blakely and Cheryl Lane represented the Birmingham Area Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses on November 13, 2010 with a donation of over $700.00 worth of goods and supplies to the Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge. The Hope Lodge is an American Cancer Society's home -away-fromhome
for cancer patients in the Birmingham area. The goods and supplies were obtained as a result of funds gained through conferences sponsored by the Birmingham Area WOCN's. Typically, the guests at the lodge must bring food , clothing and toiletry items. Therefore, this donation was made to help offset the financial burden for these patients.




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