The Wound and Ostomy Nurses Association trains and certifies nurses to consult and treat ostomates.  Look up your nearby Nebraska ostomy nurses and thank them for their  dedication.


Nemaha County Hospital/Home Care
Stephanie Gerdes CWOCN
2022 13th Street
Auburn, Nebraska 68305
402 274-6115

Mary Malone CWOCN
Omaha, Nebraska 68005
402 681-1255

Nebraska Medicine
Christine Berke CWOCN-AP
4239 Farnam St. Sui
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-8438

Karla Manzel CWON
402 301-7167

Department of Veterans Affairs
Michelle Hagenson CWOCN, CWON, WCC
4101 Woolworth Avenue
Omaha, Nebraska 68105
402 995-5956

Karen Hollinger CWOCN-AP
4101 Woolworth Ave.
Omaha, Nebraska 68105

Nebraska Medical Center-Wound Ostomy Services
Sandra Olson CWOCN
988438 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska 68198-8438

Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Kathy Lange CWON
8303 Dodge
Omaha, Nebraska 68114

Nebraska Methodist Hospital
Tracy Lawrence CWON
8303 Dodge
Omaha, Nebraska 68114
402 210-0661

VNA of the Midlands
Cassandra Norton CWOCN
12565 West Center Road
Omaha, Nebraska 68144
402 342-5566

Susan Morello CWOCN
820 N 131 Court
Omaha, Nebraska 68154
402 960-6114Serena Group Advanced Wound Care
Jerry Patry CWOCN
Omaha, Nebraska

Select Medical LTACH
Renee Paulin
75th Mercy Rd
Omaha, Nebraska 68130

Harrison WOC Services, LLC
Janis Harrison CWOCN, CFCN
103 South Main Street PO Box 266
Thurston, Nebraska 68062
(402) 385-0160

CHI Health St. Elizabeth
Rhonda Souchek CWON, CFCN
555 S. 70th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68510
402 219-7783

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Annielyn Ocampo CWOCN
5401 South Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
402 413-3653

Bryan Health Medical Center
1600 S 48th St
Lincoln, Nebraska 68502
402 481-0200

Bryan Medical Center
Amanda Paprocki CWOCN
1600 S 48th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
402 481-2018

Columbus Community Hospital
Jennifer Fjell CWOCN
4508 38th Street Suite 210
Columbus, Nebraska 68601

WOC Health Center, Columbus Community Hospital
Danelle Kratochvil CWOCN
4508 38th Street Suite 165
Columbus, Nebraska 68601

CHI Health St. Francis
Andrea Porter CWON
555 S 70th St
Grand Island, Nebraska 68803
308 398-6552

Valley County Hospital
Geweke, Kelly
Ord, Nebraska 68862
(308) 728-4317

CHI Health Good Samaritan
Angela Sostad CWOCN
10 E. 31ST ST
Kearney, Nebraska 68848
(308) 865-7048

Good Samaritan Hospital
Marlene DeLaet CWOCN
10 E. 31ST ST.
Kearney, Nebraska 68848
(308) 865-7048

Good Samaritan Hospital
Marlene DeLaet CWOCN
10 E 31st St
Kearney, Nebraska 68847
308 865-7048

Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
Alicia Beavers CWON
Kearney, Nebraska 68949
308 698-5080

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Kelly Noren CWOCN

Box Butte General Hospital
2091 Box Butte Ave
Alliance, Nebraska 69301
308 762-6660

So you have an ostomy.  Now what?


Certain nurses are trained specifically for ostomy care. Fitting, products and complications are more easily addressed by people trained specifically for our state. Email and we'll connect you to some great medical experts.


As a support group, Lincoln Ostomy Association offers moral and educational support to those who are facing or have had ostomy surgery. LOA does this through members who have learned to live with an ostomy. LOA provide an ostomy visitors program which offers one-on-one support by a trained certified visitor. Visits can be made in person to the hospital, home or by telephone to answer initial concerns of the new patient. A visitor serves as a positive role model for a new Ostomate.


After surgery, new ostomates may fear that their social role may be changed and that others may not accept them as in the past. One of the first concerns seems to be how to tell others about your surgery, who to tell and when.

• Ostomates can explain surgery with a few brief statements such as, “an ostomy is a surgical procedure for the diversion of bowel (or bladder).”

• Ostomates do not have to tell everyone about surgery. Be selective about who and how much to tell. It may be only to friends who will be supportive through rehabilitation.

• Returning to work place may present a concern about restroom facilities, interaction with co-workers, and feelings of being “watched.”

• A few co-workers may need to know in the event of an emergency.

• Employability and insurability are issues for some individuals. If these issues develop, seek help from healthcare professionals and/or talk with others who have found solutions.

• Sexuality issues are common concerns for the new ostomate. Linked closely to our feelings of sexuality is how we think about ourselves and our body image.

• Any sexuality concerns should be discussed between the patient and his/her partner. An intimate relationship is one in which it matters how well two people can communicate about the most personal of human functions, that is, bodily elimination and sex.

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