Ms. Ulrichsen brings to the Board a wealth of experience in long-term care and community health

JULY 15, 2013 – The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors has named Doreen Ulrichsen to its Board effective June 27, 2013.

A Registered Nurse, Ms. Ulrichsen brings to the KDH Board a wealth of experience in the health sector, including nine years as Director of Care for the long-term care home, Providence Manor in Kingston, Ontario. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Ulrichsen worked with the South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) in Kingston for 17 years as a Case Manager, working closely with clients to connect them to home care, long-term care destinations, and other services in their community.

Doreen Ulrichsen

Ms. Doreen Ulrichsen

Ms. Ulrichsen is a relative newcomer to North Grenville, having moved to Kemptville with her husband Tom on her retirement in 2009. She reports that she has watched with excitement the many changes that have taken place in the last four years in what is undoubtedly one of Eastern Ontario’s fastest growing municipalities. She considers KDH one of the biggest assets in the communities it serves, and is eager to start making a contribution to the governance of the hospital.

A self-declared “rookie” at governance, Ms. Ulrichsen chose to put her name forward for the KDH Board for several reasons. “Now that I’m retired and have more free time,” she said, “I welcomed the opportunity to stay involved in the health sector as a volunteer and to become more involved in my new community.”

The 16-member Board was pleased to welcome Ms. Ulrichsen as its newest member. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Chair of the Board of Directors, commented on the appointment: “We are very happy that Doreen has joined our Board. With her extensive background in healthcare, she brings skills and knowledge that will nicely complement our Board as we pursue our mission of building healthier communities.”

Ms. Ulrichsen has a Bachelor of Nursing degree from the University of Victoria, British Columbia.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is a fully accredited healthcare facility committed to building healthier communities. We are distinct within the provincial health system as a model of hospital-led integrated health services. We operate on two sites and provide primary care management services, acute care hospital services, advanced orthopaedic care and pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction.

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