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Tuesday, April 01, 2014 - New Ostomy Support Group at Martin Medical Center

Stuart, Fl - Individuals who have an ostomy, and their family members or caregivers, will soon have a new support system available to them. The wound care program at Martin Health in Stuart is starting an Ostomy Support Group on Thursday, April 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in Conference Room A at Martin Medical Center, 200 SE Hospital Avenue in Stuart. 
At this initial meeting, participants will be surveyed to determine a regular meeting time going forward. In addition to peer and professional support, the group will include information about products, trouble-shooting complications and coping skills.

“We invite anyone who has an ostomy, or will be receiving an ostomy in the near future, to join us,” said Elizabeth Hanley, RN, WCC, OMS, leader of ostomy support services. “The support group will be designed to help participants overcome any challenges they face in relation to their ostomy and support them in a return to their life style.” 

For more information about the Ostomy Support Group, contact Elizabeth Hanley at or 772.785.5561. 

About Martin Health System: Martin Health System is a not-for-profit, community-based health care organization that has served the region for 75 years. It offers a continuum of care including preventive, primary and acute hospital care, as well as cancer and cardiac care, wellness and rehabilitation services. Its approximately 3,700 associates, nearly 400 affiliated physicians and 850 volunteers provide care at 13 different locations serving Martin and St. Lucie counties. Martin Health is an eight-time winner of the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals Award, has twice been named a Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals award winner, and received designation as an Employer of Choice for 2009, 2010-11, 2012 and 2013. To learn more, visit

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