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St. Joseph’s Hospital case manager, nurse becomes ostomy certified

CHIPPEWA FALLS – Cindy Schug, St. Joseph’s Hospital Home Health and Hospice case manager and registered nurse, recently completed a weeklong training and passed the exam to become ostomy certified by the National Alliance of Wound and Ostomy Care. Schug now holds the title of ostomy management specialist.

An ostomy is a surgically created opening connecting an internal organ to the surface of the body. Different kinds of ostomies are named for the organ involved. Schug’s new certification gives the public assurance that she can provide the delivery of safe and effective ostomy and skin management for St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Schug has been a registered nurse for 21 years. She has worked in the hospital’s Home Health program as a case manager and wound certified nurse. Schug is a 1990 Glenwood City High School graduate and attended Chippewa Valley Technical College for Nursing. She is the daughter of Marilyn and Lawrence Schug of Emerald.