March Ostomy Education to Discuss Insurance, Payment for Supplies

  • March 11, 2019

Brookings Health System will hold a free ostomy education session on Thursday, Mar. 28 at 7 p.m. in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A.

Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse Lisa Malone, RN, will discuss Medicare and insurance guidelines for payment of ostomy supplies and the new Hollister skin study. In addition, attendees can meet new Wound Ostomy Nurse Lindsay Hawks, RN.

The session also allows people with ostomies an opportunity to discuss day-to-day challenges and how to troubleshoot an ostomy. It also fosters intimate conversations on what works for individuals who live with an ostomy and go over normal routines.

To register, please call (605) 696-8068 or visit www.brookingshealth.org/ostomy

Brookings Health System’s wound ostomy service treats individuals with wounds caused by medical treatments, disease or injuries. Services also help people with ostomies, surgical openings that allow for the elimination of bodily waste. Learn more online at www.brookingshealth.org/Wound&Ostomy.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.