Ostomy 101 Inc.
Ostomy 101 Inc. is a nonprofit organization utilizing unique strategies to connect and engage with ostomy patients, caregivers, clinicians, and hospitals.
Our diversified approach and nonprofit status help bridge the gap between consumers and providers.
We believe every patient deserves access to the information, resources, services, and products they need to live successfully with an ostomy.
Used in 50 countries in 27 languages (free)
130+ US hospitals utilize Ostomy 101 Inc. classes and resources
70% of users are NEW Ostomates
7,000+ Ostomy Related Medical Subscribers/Followers
Included in WOCNCB Curriculum & WCEI
Active in 22 WOC Nurse and Home Health Groups
Hosts 300+ Ostomy patient and clinician events per year
16K-20K avg. views per month (all platforms)
Utilizing Ostomy 101 Inc. patient-empowering resources has been shown to reduce staff and clinic workload and improve patient success, strengthening Ostomy 101 Inc.'s relationships with hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies and positively impacting patients.
Ostomy 101 Inc.'s cooperative relationships sidestep traditional limitations and allow ostomy consumers to discover and connect with various providers of their choice.
(Ostomy 101 Inc. does not collect, share, or sell user information).
How Ostomy 101 Inc. connects with patients
Everything in 1-Place
Ostomy 101 Inc. is the only nonprofit, vendor-neutral resource where patients can view, compare, and connect with providers, products, and services. Thousands of patients, caregivers, and clinicians visit Ostomy 101 Inc.’s comprehensive resources to discover and connect with providers.
Instant Connection & Empowerment
Ostomy 101 Inc. empowers patients by providing access and offering instant connection to multiple providers through hyperlinks and click-to-dial phone numbers, opening a gateway from patients to providers.
70% of Ostomy 101 Inc. users are new Ostomates searching for information and support. Over 130 hospitals in the United States utilize Ostomy 101 Inc. classes and resources during pre-operative visits, discharge, and follow-up appointments, which has been shown to reduce clinic visits, readmissions, and emergency department visits and improve patient adjustment.
Why Ostomy 101 Inc. resources are needed and utilized:
42% of ostomy patients in the US are readmitted to the hospital within 120 days of surgery.
1 in 5 ostomy patients visit ED within 120 days of surgery
Patients stay connected to stay informed. Ostomy 101 Inc. engages users through our nationwide events calendar, educational articles, new video releases, product announcements, social media engagement, and focus groups.
Exclusive Calendar of Ostomy Events
Ostomy 101 Inc. maintains the only nationwide calendar of ostomy support meetings and free educational webinars. Ostomy 101 Inc. consistently connects with patients, group leaders, advocates, influencers, clinicians, and hospitals to maintain this event calendar. In 2022, Ostomy 101 hosted and promoted 321 free ostomy-related events.
Focus Groups & Trials
Ostomy 101 Inc. maintains a database of patients and clinicians who voluntarily participate in ostomy-related focus groups to improve the future of ostomy products, care, and services.
Gateways for Consumer Connection
Utilizing Ostomy 101 Inc. patient-empowering resources has been shown to reduce staff and clinic workload and improve patient success, strengthening our cooperative relationships with hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and home health agencies.
Ostomy 101 Inc.'s innovative approach
opens a gateway for ostomy consumers to discover and connect with providers.
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How Ostomy 101 Inc. connects clinicians and builds relationships with clinics and hospitals
7,000+ Ostomy-related medical professionals subscribe/follow Ostomy 101 Inc. (Physicians, Surgeons, WOC Nurses, Ostomy Management Specialists, Case Managers, and Home Health).
Access and Success
130+ hospitals in the United States utilize Ostomy 101 Inc. classes, resources, and educational tools as a cost-effective way to empower patients, support clinicians, and reduce readmissions and emergency department visits. Utilizing Ostomy 101 Inc. resources has been shown to reduce staff and clinic workload and improve patient success, further strengthening our relationships. Our cooperative relationships sidestep traditional limitations and open the door for ostomy consumers to discover and connect with the providers of their choice.
Ostomy 101 Inc. free, nonprofit clinical resources and videos are used by hospitals, home health, and rehabilitation facilities to support clinicians with limited ostomy training, triage, and empower ostomy patients, further solidifying our relationships and optimizing patients' success.
Everything in 1 Place
Busy clinicians use Ostomy 101 Inc. as a tool to access multiple provider resources, samples, and helplines.
Product Tests & Trials
Ostomy 101 Inc. maintains relationships with clinicians from hospitals across the US interested in trialing new ostomy products and services.