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Hollister Enters Partnership with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to Bring Ostomy Education and Support for Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • 3/2/2021
  • Corporate, Ostomy

Hollister Incorporated is proud to announce a three-year partnership with the renowned Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding the cures for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and improving the quality of life for patients. Since its founding in 1967, the Foundation has invested more than $400 million in research to speed the development of cures for IBD patients. It also provides education and support for millions of IBD patients and their families through a variety of channels at a national and local level.

With this in mind, there were clear similarities in Our Mission at Hollister – to make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use our products and services. Hollister also shares principles with the Foundation that are core to everything the company does and pursues. Hollister develops and manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care and critical care, and also develops educational support materials for patients and healthcare professionals.

“This is an exciting partnership because we are aligned with very similar goals,” said Tom Kennett, Senior Manager of US Ostomy Marketing at Hollister Incorporated. “We are appreciative of the opportunity to collaborate with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to improve the lives of IBD patients through education and support – a partnership worth building into the future.”

“We are thrilled to announce this partnership,” said Nicholas Roman, National Business Development Manager at the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. “Both of our organizations aim to positively change the lives of patients who are affected by IBD by providing the information and resources necessary to effectively manage their disease and live well.”

Ostomy surgery is a life-saving procedure that may be necessary due to IBD such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. With this partnership with the Foundation, Hollister hopes to bring more awareness to the IBD community on ostomy surgery and break stigmas that may be preventing them from living their lives to the fullest. To reinforce this, the organizations intend to collaborate on creating unique and valuable educational resources and opportunities.