The New England Region of the
Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society
welcomes you to our website!


The New England Region of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (New England Region WOCN) is an association of WOC/ET Nurses, a division of the National Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse’s Society (WOCN).

Our purpose is to organize and sponsor educational opportunities, support leadership and professional development, encourage evidenced based nursing practice and advocate for the delivery of quality health care to all individuals with a wound, ostomy or continence related issue.

About WOC Nursing:

Wound, ostomy and continence (WOC) nursing is a multifaceted, evidence-based practice incorporating a unique body of knowledge to provide excellence in prevention, health maintenance, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitative nursing care to persons with select disorders of the gastrointestinal, genitourinary and integument systems. This complex, interdependent specialty encompasses the care of all patient populations across the continuum of care while providing a pivotal role as educator, researcher, and resource throughout the healthcare community. WOC nursing directs its efforts at improving the quality of life for individuals with wound, ostomy and continence concerns.

Whether you specialize in wounds, ostomies or incontinence, all three practice areas offer opportunity for professional growth as well as opportunity to play a pivotal role in the guidance of optimal patient care.

Please browse our website to learn more!

In Loving Memory


Eileen M. McCann

Eileen M. Sheehan McCann, age 60, of Trumbull passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the best friend and beloved wife of Peter J. McCann. Born in Bridgeport on June 6, 1957, she was a daughter of the late Robert D. and Margaret Kennedy Sheehan. Eileen received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont in 1979 and began her nursing career at Park City Hospital. She soon became a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse (WOCN), allowing her own personal experiences to guide her and provide a unique ability to help countless others struggling through their own battles. This led her to Stamford Hospital where she spent 15 years as a tremendous asset, educating both patients and staff. Through these years Eileen also spent great time answering a hotline set up by Byram Healthcare where she was able to ease the burden of this disease for many patients and caregivers. Nine years ago, she welcomed a career change with ConvaTec where she again was able to further use her expertise and develop a new position as a clinical resource specialist. Her passion for the nursing specialty led to a Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence and becoming a published author. She loved the magic of Disney, the serenity of the beach, the adventure of scuba diving, and the comfort of a good mani/pedi, but her greatest enjoyment was found spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was our number one cheerleader and coach in all of our endeavors, both big and small. She was a devoted member of the Greater Bridgeport Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians and the New England Region of the WOCN Society. A loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, she will be always missed and forever remembered by all who knew her.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 38 years, Peter; her three loving children, Michael T. McCann of Hamden, Brendan P. McCann and his wife Kellianne of Port Jefferson Station, NY and Coleen M. McLaughlin and her husband Owen of Trumbull; her five cherished grandchildren, Camryn E. McCann, Casey F. McCann, Logan A. McLaughlin, Drew P. McLaughlin, and Charlie J. McLaughlin; her twin sister Maureen Hoock, husband Mike, of Shrewbury, MO, her brother Terrence Sheehan, wife Patty, of Trumbull, and her sister Susan Bassett of Barefoot Bay, FL, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brother-in-law, Jimmy Bassett.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Long Hill Burial Grounds, Trumbull. Friends may greet the family on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.

A send off filled with flowers was Eileen’s wish, though Memorial contributions may also be made to FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, an organization dedicated to assisting those facing genetically linked cancers, at

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