Robinson Memorial is partnering with University Hospital. Most of the details are yet to be seen: the name, will my doctor still be there, how will the hospital change? We'll have to wait, watch and see!
All of our officers and committee persons remained the same EXCEPT we now have a Vice President! Faithful attendee John Bordanaro will take on the task and we are happy to have him on board. He is always offering encouragement to new ostomates and full of ideas for PCOA.
We also have discussed how to get the word out to new ostomates about PCOA. This is one time that we don't want to be the best kept secret in Portage County. There is also a need to reach out to Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital Main Campus because many people do have surgeries there even though they may live in the Portage County area. (We do not limit our membership to Portage County ostomates and care givers.)
And one more thing, we invite all ostomates, care givers and spouses to our end of the year banquet at the Pufferbelly Restaurant in Kent on June 1st at 6:00 p.m. No reservations are needed! It's a great time to sit and chat informally, get to know some of the members...and enjoy some good food!