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KDH celebrates its Auxiliary Members with annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

May 5, 2017

In conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) celebrated its Auxiliary members and volunteers on April 27, 2017 with a Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held in nearby Burritts Rapids, Ontario. Dozens of volunteers packed Lock 17 Bistro overlooking the historic Rideau Waterway, where the event began with a few words of thanks from the […]

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KDH recognizes a new kind of volunteer: the Patient and Family Advisor

April 27, 2017

As National Volunteer Week is celebrated across Canada, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is acknowledging a new kind of hospital volunteer: the Patient and Family Advisor. Patient and Family Advisors at KDH partner with staff and physicians to provide direct input into policies, programs and practices that affect patient care and services. Their contributions include sharing […]

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Auxiliary donates $65,000 to KDH to enhance patient care

April 20, 2017

The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Auxiliary has donated $65,000 to KDH to enhance patient care at the busy North Grenville, Ontario hospital. The Auxiliary has chosen to have their donation go toward the purchase of pain pumps for palliative patients, a new endoscope for the OR, equipment to help monitor carbon dioxide levels for patients […]

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KDH’s new ER Chief, Dr. Jonathan Rathwell, explains what goes on behind the scenes in a busy Emergency Room

April 13, 2017

Hospital emergency rooms (ERs) are often in the headlines – due to wait times, record numbers of patients during flu season, aggression toward ER staff, and more. What is missing from most of these news stories is a discussion of how ERs function from day to day. People who come to Emergency are very conscious […]

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What to expect on a visit to the KDH ER

April 12, 2017

On arrival, please speak to any member of our staff if your condition is life-threatening (you are experiencing shortness of breath or chest pains, for example). You will see the triage nurse immediately. If your condition is not life-threatening, please take a number and have a seat in our waiting area. You will see the […]

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KDH achieves a rare perfect score and earns the highest rating, Exemplary Standing, in its Accreditation Canada survey

December 16, 2016

Accreditation Canada has recognized Kemptville District Hospital (KDH)’s clinical and operational performance with its highest rating, Exemplary Standing, for the second time running. KDH achieved a rare perfect score in its recent onsite accreditation survey, conducted November 28 through December 1, 2016, meeting 100 percent of the 1,666 criteria that Accreditation Canada used to measure […]

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KDH joins Ontario Breast Screening Program

November 22, 2016

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that it has been granted official Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) affiliate status. For women in the communities that KDH serves, this means enhanced services for breast health close to home. As an OBSP affiliate, KDH will provide screening mammograms to women every one to two years, […]

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KDH CEO presents at national healthcare conference

November 18, 2016

KDH’s Chief Executive Officer, Frank J. Vassallo, was a key presenter at the ‘Patient and Family Centred Care’ session at Health Achieve, the Ontario Hospital Association’s annual national healthcare conference held the second week of November, 2016, in Toronto. Vassallo was one of three hospital CEOs sharing their strategies and lessons learned in effecting culture change […]

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KDH honours its Retirees and Long Service Award Recipients

October 12, 2016

Almost two dozen dedicated Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) staff members were honoured last week at the Hospital’s annual Retirement and Long Service Awards Banquet. The 2016 event, held at the Rideau Restaurant in Kemptville, Ontario, on October 6, recognized the professional milestones of six retirees and 15 Long Service Award recipients. This year’s retirees are […]

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KDH announces 2016/17 Board of Directors

August 22, 2016

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that Karen Cooper has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors and the Board has welcomed two new members: Margaret Harrison and Stephen Saslove. Cooper, a distinguished lawyer who practices charity and not-for-profit law, succeeds outgoing Board Chair, Lis Angus. Cooper thanked Angus for her dedication […]

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