APRIL 27, 2022 –  Kemptville District Hospital (KDH)’s initiative to add CT scanning capability to its services took a huge leap forward today with the announcement that the Ontario government has officially designated KDH as a CT Site.

“Currently our patients requiring CT have to be transported to Ottawa or Winchester, causing delays in getting these potentially life-saving diagnostic tests,” said KDH’s CEO, Frank J. Vassallo. “We recognized some time ago that we need to be able to offer CT in our ER and are thrilled to see this initiative moving forward with our official designation as a CT Site.”

Left to right: KDH Board Chair Elizabeth MacPherson, North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford, MPP Steve Clark, KDH CEO Frank Vassallo

Vassallo added that having CT scanning capabilities will be a “game changer” for KDH as it will also enable the hospital to bring in new medical and surgical programs requiring CT.

Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, made the announcement at KDH, with North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford in attendance. “After decades of inaction and underinvestment by previous governments, the people of Kemptville have had to make do with hospitals that did not have the diagnostic tools they need to provide the level of care that our growing community needs,” MPP Clark said. “Our government is fixing this problem by helping Kemptville District Hospital secure their first CT Scanner, so that all Ontarians can access the world-class care they need right here in Kemptville.”

Vassallo expressed gratitude to Health Minister Christine Elliott for designating KDH as a CT Site. “I would also like to thank our MPP Steve Clark for his unwavering support of KDH,” he said, “ – especially in our quest to bring a CT Scan to Kemptville.”

Vassallo next expressed thanks to the Municipality of North Grenville for providing funding support for the CT Scan initiative in the amount of $900,000. In addition, he thanked the KDH Auxiliary for their generous contribution of $60,000, which will be used to support the CT scan initiative.

Next steps to move the CT Scan initiative forward include a fundraising campaign by the KDH Foundation and the construction of an addition on the side of the hospital to house the CT technology.

“We will keep the community informed as we continue to move this vital initiative forward,” concluded Vassallo.


Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is a 40-bed acute care hospital located in the rapidly growing Eastern Ontario municipality of North Grenville, 40 minutes south of Ottawa. We provide 24-hour emergency care, inpatient care, advanced orthopaedic surgery (as a satellite of The Ottawa Hospital), Convalescent Care, Interim Long-Term Care, Day Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, an ever-growing list of outpatient clinics, and education and wellness programming including Diabetes Education and Support. Committed to advancing our mission of Building Healthier Communities, we are an integrated health services organization with deep partnerships in our community and region. With our partners in the Ottawa West Four Rivers Ontario Health Team, we are collaborating on a new model of health care delivery that puts patients, families and caregivers at the centre of the health care system.

For further information contact:

Jenny Read, Communications Officer

Kemptville District Hospital

613.258.6133 x 223 | jread@kdh.on.ca