MCOA BOARD

Walter Cummins
973-879-0856
Chris Katz
973-476-2000
Ed Nunn
973-822-2811
George Salamy
908-879-1229

WOUND, OSTOMY,
CONTINENCE
CLINICIANS

Toni McTigue
(MCOA Consultant)
MSN, APN, CWOCN
973-971-5522
Janet Munoz
MSN, RN, CWON
973-971-4191
Deirdre Byrne,
BSN, RN, CWON
973-971-5940
Laura Doyle
BSN,RN,CWOCN
Karen Long
MSN,APN,CWOCN
Beth Blanchard
BSN,RN,CWOCN

PHYSICIAN ADVISORS

Dr. John Dalena
(Gastroenterologist)
973-401-0500
Dr. Rolando Rolandelli
(Colorectal Surgeon)
973-971-7200
Dr. David Taylor
(Urologist)
973-539-0333

MCOA MISSION

The Morris County Ostomy Association (MCOA) is a community based, local organization made up of volunteers whose purpose it is to reach out to ostomates and their families, providing them with a network from which they can share experiences, obtain information, and gain emotional support.

The association’s voluntary visitation program offers support on a one-to-one basis to patients and their families. The ostomy volunteer visitor is carefully chosen and trained. The visitor is well adjusted to his/her ostomy and is able to offer additional support and information on ostomy care and management at home.


MCOA MEETINGS

The Morris County Ostomy Association holds regular meetings the third Wednesday of every month, starting at 7:30m p.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. The meetings normally consist of an informal gathering of ostomates and individuals who may be contemplating ostomy­ related procedures. Families and friends as well as significant others are always welcome.

Meetings takle place in the Carol Simon Center of the Morristown Medical Center. After entering the building, turn right toward the elevators and then left to the meeting area.

The evening usually involves an informal talk by a physician, a nurse specialist, a distributor of ostomy supplies, or social worker. Presentations are always on a topic of interest to the entire group. Most importantly, the meeting offers the opportunity for individuals to share information and discuss mutual interest and concerns.


MEETING SCHEDULE

September 19, 2018
Cheryl Astorita
ConvaTec representative

October 17, 2018
Samantha Edwards, PT, DPT,
Physical therapist, Atlantic Rehabilitation
on core strengthening excercises

November 21, 2018
No meeting
Thanksgiving Eve

December 19, 2018
Holiday Party
Schering-Plough Conference Room
Gagnon Building Atrium
NOTE 6:30 pm start time

January 16, 2019
Erin Macklin
Edgepark Surgical representative

February 20, 2019
Ruben Mera
Hollister representative

March 20, 2019
Julia Millspaugh
Atlantic Health Integrative Medicine
on Jin Shin Jyutsu

Friends of Ostomates

Group members may send unused ostomy supplies to Friends of Ostomates Worldwide, an organization that provides ostomy materials to needy ostomates throughout the world. For more information about Friends of Ostomates, click “Donating Ostomy Supplies” on the links to the right. Their address is 4018 Bishop Lane, Louisville, KY 40218.

Joining the Email List

If you would like to be added to the MCOA email list for future newsletters and other announcements, send a request to walter.cummins@gmail.com.

Copyright © 2018 Morris County Ostomy Association

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