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Ostomy Services

Ostomy Services

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 pre-operative teaching.

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 Scheduling at 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.

*Please call 540.741.1751 for information as meeting are currently being held virtually.

Kenny’s Closet

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 540.741.9192.

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 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

The MWHC 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.

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