September/October 2004
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Manitoba Ostomy Program Expands to Brandon

As Program Coordinator of the Manitoba Ostomy Program (MOP) I am pleased to announce that the MOP now includes an Enterostomal (ET) Nurse based in Brandon, Manitoba. Helen Rankin E.T. will assist individuals with ostomy management needs in the Brandon, Assiniboine and Parkland Health Regions. She can be reached at (204) 578 - 4205.
Gay Hordienko, E.T.

Since it began in 1974, the Manitoba Ostomy Program has provided Enterostomal Therapy services to ostomates across the province from Winnipeg. The Enterostomal Therapy Nurses from the Program conduct clinics in various locations throughout the province. In some locations the clinics are monthly (Brandon for example), others twice a year, some once a year. It goes without saying that that ostomates across the province have greatly appreciated these services.

Now that has changed. As you can see by the above announcement from Gay Hordienko, ET, Program Coordinator of the Manitoba Ostomy Program there is now an Enterostomal Therapist based in Brandon.

The members of the Winnipeg Ostomy Association extend congratulations to Helen Rankin, ET, on her recent certification from the Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy (CAET). We know that you will assist ostomates in South-Western Manitoba well.
Welcome aboard!

IOA News

At the 11th World Congress of the International Ostomy Association, held in Porto, Portugal in late August Di Bracken of Toronto, a Past-President of the United Ostomy Association Of Canada was elected to a three year term as President of IOA. At the North American, Central American and Caribbean regional meeting, also held in Porto, Doug Graham of Ottawa, Vice-President of UOAC was elected regional Vice-President.

Congratulations Di and Doug.

Via Inside Out On-line September/October 2004

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