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KDH Board of Directors welcomes new members Bryonie Baxter and Elizabeth MacPherson

July 13, 2017

KDH Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has welcomed two new members: Bryonie Baxter and Elizabeth MacPherson. Bryonie Baxter brings more than a decade of leadership in the education and not for profit sectors to the skills-based KDH Board.  She is currently the Executive Director of The Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa, […]

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KDH names Dr. Penny McGregor as its new Chief of Staff

July 5, 2017

The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Penny McGregor as the Hospital’s new Chief of Staff, effective July 3, 2017. Dr. McGregor brings to KDH 14 years of experience in patient-centred family medicine, combined with close to a decade of administrative experience gained as Clinical Chief […]

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KDH one of the first to attain Silver Status in the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Initiative

June 29, 2017

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) has once again been recognized by the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals initiative, this time for its achievement of Silver status in the program, which aims to create a healthy food environment in hospitals within the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN). KDH is the second of the 20 Champlain hospitals […]

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KDH, celebrating with the Ottawa Heart Institute: 10 years of offering smoking cessation support to patients!

June 20, 2017

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is celebrating today ten years of partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC). Since implementation of the OMSC at KDH, approximately 250 smokers have been reached through personalized, best practice tobacco dependence treatment, resulting in increased quit attempts and long-term cessation. An estimated 100 smokers are […]

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KDH announces plans to double its clinic space

June 14, 2017

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce a major modernization project that will double the current array of outpatient services offered by the busy hospital, located 20 minutes south of Ottawa. The project was driven by public consultations undertaken in 2016 that indicated an increasing demand in the region for outpatient services focused on […]

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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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