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Here, you'll find news and announcements relating to our hospital, our staff, or the BCIR procedure.





QLA Celebrates 30 Years

Come to Gatlinburg, Tennessee and celebrate with the Quality Life Association on our milestone anniversary of 30 years of support to Continent Ostomy Patients. The conference will take place at the Park Vista Hotel and the dates are September 24-26, 2015. All of the Hotel and Conference Information can be found at You can also call the National office at 1-888-206-5983 or email Judy Schmidt at

Fun, Sharing and Learning are all parts of this conference. Please join us in Gatlinburg!


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Dedication Day at Palms of Pasadena Hospital

On November 14, 2007, a new 17 bed Unit was dedicated at Palms of Pasadena Hospital for BCIR patients. The dedication was attended by many of our BCIR alumni as well as local community leaders and medical staff.


This unit represents larger rooms with more closet and additional storage space. Each room has both green furnishings and wallpaper to create a calming and restful environment for the patient and their guest.


The transition to the new unit has been easy, as the staff has remained consistent!


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Learn About BCIR

The choices and information about the different procedures can seem daunting. We aim to help you make an informed choice when it comes to your health. Interested in learning more? Our seminars are brief and educational. Click below to see our upcoming seminars at a location near you.

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