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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.




Connecting with Patients

Everything in 1-Place:

Ostomy 101 Inc. is the only nonprofit, vendor-neutral resource where patients can view and compare products, services, and samples from major providers.

Instant Easy Connection

Patients and caregivers can instantly connect with providers through click-to-dial or hyperlinks to websites, landing pages, and forms. 

New Patients:

70% of Ostomy 101 Inc. users are new Ostomates searching for information and support. Over 100 hospitals in the United States actively promote Ostomy 101 Inc. classes and resources at discharge and during follow-up appointments to help reduce readmissions and Emergency Department visits and improve patient satisfaction.

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

​Monthly Classes:

Ostomy 101 Inc. provides monthly New Patient Classes, empowering Ostomates to navigate life with an ostomy and demonstrating how to utilize Ostomy 101 to connect with ostomy resources and information.  Patients surveyed who attended Ostomy 101 classes reported feeling more equipped to live with their ostomy, better adjusted, and less likely to visit the emergency department. On-demand Spanish Ostomy 101 Inc. classes are coming soon!

News & Information Resource:

Patients stay connected to stay informed.  Ostomy 101 Inc. is a primary resource for patients to instantly connect with ongoing support meetings and educational webinars nationwide, learn about new products, order samples, and discover resources and services. Regular emails, social media announcements, and meeting evolvement keep patients and caregivers engaged with Ostomy 101 Inc.

Focus Groups & Trials:

Ostomy 101 Inc. maintains a large pool of patients and clinicians who have applied to participate in focus groups and ostomy product trials/tests.

Exclusive Calendar of Ostomy Events

Ostomy 101 Inc. maintains the only nationwide calendar of ostomy support group meetings, webinars, and educational events, continually connecting with patients, support group leaders, advocates, and influencers.  Ostomy 101 strengthens our relationship by providing a database of speakers for support group meetings.  In 2022, Ostomy 101 hosted and promoted 321 free ostomy-related events, connecting thousands of patients coast to coast.

Ostomy 101 Inc.

connects and stays connected

to patients, caregivers, clinicians, clinics, and hospitals

Ostomy 101 Inc. connects with ostomy consumers through our website, mobile app, email campaigns, social media platforms, virtual classes, and involvement in patient and professional communities. 

Partnering with Hospitals and Clinicians

7,000+ Ostomy-related medical professionals subscribe/follow Ostomy 101 Inc.

(Physicians, Surgeons, WOC Nurses, Ostomy Management Specialists, Case Managers, and Home Health).


Over 120 hospitals in the United States utilize Ostomy 101 Inc. classes and resources as a cost-effective tool to support patients and reduce readmissions and  Emergency Department visits.

Patient Success

Reduced hospital length of stay and a nationwide nursing shortage has limited clinicians' time to share ostomy lifestyle information, support resources, and helpful products with their patients.  Clinicians use Ostomy 101 Inc. to bridge the gap and connect patients to valuable tools and resources. Patients surveyed who attend Ostomy 101 classes report feeling more equipped to live with their ostomy, better adjusted, and less likely to visit the emergency department. 

Clinic Workload

Ostomy 101 Inc. has helped reduce staff workload and unnecessary nonmedical clinic visits by bridging the gap between patients and the resources they need to live successfully with an ostomy. Hospitals, clinicians, practices, and patients benefit from Ostomy 101 Inc.

Clinician Support

Hospitals and clinicians use Ostomy 101 Inc. clinical resources and on-demand clinical videos as an economical way to assist staff and home health triage ostomy patients and help patients connect to tools and resources.

Everything in 1 Place

Busy clinicians use Ostomy 101 Inc. as an effective 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.

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