Meetings for ostomates, family members & caregivers in the Greater Lewiston, Idaho / Clarkston, WA area are held monthly on the second Monday (see 2018 schedule below) at the Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston, WA.  

Please contact Janet Scheelke (see contacts below) if you have any questions about the Lewis-Clark Ostomy Support Group or meetings.  A brief History of the L-C Ostomy Support Group is also shown below.

All are welcome to join us!

Meetings are held ...

WhenMeetings are held 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the second Monday each month January-December. 

Meetings in 2018 as follows:

  • January 8th:  Ostomy Support.
  • February 12th: Ostomy Support.
  • March 12th:  Ostomy Support.  
  • April 9th: Ostomy Support.
  • May 14th:  Ostomy Support. 
  • June 11th: Ostomy Support.
  • July 10th: Ostomy Support.
  • August 13th: Ostomy Support.
  • September 10th: Ostomy Support. 
  • October 8th: Ostomy Support.
  • November 12th: Ostomy Support. 
  • December 10th: Ostomy Support.

Time12:30 - 1:30 pm

Location Tri-State Memorial Hospital, 1221 Highland Ave., Clarkston, WA; hospital conference room on main floor.

Tri-State Memorial Hospital
1221 Highland Ave., Clarkston, WA;
hospital conference room on main floor.

Contacts:

  • Lewis-Clark United Ostomy Support Group
    • Janet Scheelke, President
      • Telephone:  208-305-1723

  • Wound Healing Center - Tri-State Memorial Hospital, Clarkston, WA 99403
    • Tamara Youmans RN, CWCN, Wound Care Coordinator
      • Telephone: 509-758-5511

History of Lewis-Clark United Ostomy Support Group:
The Lewiston-Clarkston Chapter of UOAA was started in the 1970s by two ostomates and a surgeon.  The two women were recruited by the surgeon as support for his patients with ostomies.  They grew the group over the years.  There was not an ostomy nurse in the area at that time, and the group helped send one of the local nurses, Jeannie Laws, to what was then called Enterostomal Therapy School.  She practiced at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and supported the group for over 20 years. 

The LC Chapter focuses on support of potential and new Ostomates with one to one visits before and after surgery, supporting other Ostomates at meetings, and education to community and medical staff.  They have continued their generous support of nurses with a scholarship for WOC school and nursing school for nurses who have a passion for ostomy care.