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 Heather Kamenz, Sandra Lawrence, Sheri Moore, Margaret Raymond, Linda Smith, and Claudia Sutton.

Four of this year's retirees (left to right): Linda Smith, Sheri Moore, Margaret Raymond, and Sandra Lawrence.

Four of this year’s retirees (left to right): Linda Smith, Sheri Moore, Margaret Raymond, and Sandra Lawrence.










The 2016 Long Service Awards recipients are as follows.

For 35 years of service: Linda Smith.

For 25 years: Andy Pinhey.

For 20 years: Susan Render, Harold Westendorp, and Patsy Zeron.

For 15 years: Sharon Comber (as of October, 2015), Shelley Molson, and June Roberts (as of October, 2015).

For 10 years: Heather Bennett , Kelli Cumming, Michelle Graham (as of October, 2015), Paige Mooren, Paula Reece, Judy Scott, and Melanie Thibert.

As more than 75 staff, physicians, and family and friends of the honorees looked on, KDH’s Chief Executive Officer, Frank Vassallo, expressed his heartfelt thanks for the deep commitment to patients and families demonstrated by each of the retirees and Long Service Award recipients.  He further wished the retirees all the best in the next phase of their lives.

About Kemptville District Hospital

Kemptville District Hospital is Accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides acute care hospital services,  advanced orthopaedic care, and primary care management services.

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Jenny Read, Communications Officer

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