Ostomy Support Services at Mary Washington & Stafford Hospitals
The Ostomy Clinic provides care, education and support for ileostomy, colostomy
and urostomy and JPouch patients. Ostomy services include stoma marking,
pre-operative teaching, ostomy irrigation, fistula management, and peristomal
skin complications. A Certified Ostomy Nurse can enhance a patient's
self-confidence and independence, allowing them to experience a rapid
return to their normal productive lifestyle through stoma marking and
A physician referral is not required to be seen in the Ostomy Support Clinic.
To schedule an appointment with a Certified Ostomy Nurse call MWHC Centralized
540.741.2000 and ask for Ostomy Support Care Services.
Ostomy Connection Support Group*
Mary Washington Healthcare holds a monthly support group for those individuals
who have or will have a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or JPouch. Families
and caregivers are welcome. Fredericksburg Ostomy Connection Support Group
is a satellite of the Ostomy Support Group of Northern Virginia, LLC,
which is an affiliated support group of the United Ostomy Association
of America, Inc. (UOAA).
The group is held the third Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
540.741.1751 for information as meeting are currently being held virtually.
Kenny’s Closet is a community outreach program that offers ostomy
supplies free of charge to anyone in need. Created in partnership with
the Fredericksburg Area Ostomy Connection Support Group and MWHC, the
project accepts and distributes unopened ostomy supplies. The closet is
open every Thursday 10 a.m. to Noon (except holidays). This program is
named in honor of the late Kenny Whitescarver, member of the Fredericksburg
Ostomy Support Group.
Kenny’s Closet location:
MWHC Regional Cancer Center
1300 Hospital Drive #305
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
For additional ostomy services, please contact our Certified Ostomy Nurses,
Gail Erickson, BSN, RN, CWOCN, Joan “PJ” Miller, BSN, RN,
CWOCN, CFCN, or Solange F. Kamdem, BSN, RN, CWOCN at 540.741.1751, or Christina V. Chaplin, BSN, RN, CWON
Financial Donations to Kenny’s Closet
To make a financial contribution, make a check payable to Mary Washington
Hospital Foundation with "Kenny's Closet” in the memo.
Mail check payable to "Mary Washington Hospital Foundation" to:
Mary Washington Hospital Foundation
2600 Mary Washington Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
To make a donation via credit card, please call
540.741.1512 or go to
Donate.mwhc.com and choose "Regional Cancer Center" from the drop-down list.
Write "Kenny's Closet" in the additional notes area.
Mary Washington Healthcare Cancer Nurse Navigator Services
Regional Cancer Center has Cancer Nurse Navigators specially trained to provide guidance, education,
and resources from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship. Navigator
services are offered for all types of cancer, please call
540.741.7767 with questions.