Home - Ostomy
The Ostomy Center at GBMC, offering inpatient and outpatient care, is staffed by certified wound, ostomy and continence specialists working one-on-one with patients in need of ostomy care and services. An outpatient Ostomy Clinic is available for patients with blockages and disturbances to organ functions due to cancer, diverticulitis, trauma, paraplegia or quadriplegia, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, pressure ulcers of the sacral area or urological problems.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
GBMC's wound, ostomy and continence clinical nurse specialists educate patients about their surgery and what to expect after surgery. They mark the surgical site and answer questions, offer support and make recommendations on management of your ostomy. They also review with you the numerous products and services available. Your physician will be provided with detailed reports on your progress and will be consulted as needed. Wound, ostomy and continence clinical nurse specialists are registered nurses certified by a national and ostomy board and have advanced training in caring for wound and ostomy patients.
Colleen Simpson, BSN RN CWON has been an RN since 1993 starting in acute care at Johns Hopkins Hopsital, then into home care, industry, and nursing home before coming to GBMC in 2001. She holds a BSN from the University of Maryland and has been board certified in Wounds and Ostomies since 1999. She started and operates the GBMC Ostomy Center.