MARCH 30, 2015 – The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors today announced the departure of the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Colin Goodfellow.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank Mr. Goodfellow for his significant contributions to KDH over the past ten years,” said Board Chair, Lis Angus, “and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

During Goodfellow’s tenure, KDH transitioned from a typical small rural hospital into a health services hub serving the local needs of North Grenville and South Ottawa, while making a contribution to regional health issues. In recent years, KDH has garnered acclaim for its regional orthopaedic surgery program, attainment of Accreditation Canada’s highest ranking, Exemplary Standing, and consistently high levels of patient and staff satisfaction.

For the time being the Board has designated its Executive Committee to act as CEO, supported by the hospital’s senior management team. The Board intends to appoint an interim CEO as soon as possible, and will shortly begin an active search for a new fulltime CEO.

The Board has no concerns about the smooth operation of the hospital during this time of transition: “Thanks to the competence of the hospital’s senior management team, KDH will continue to provide the highest quality, compassionate care while we go through the process of selecting our next leader,’’ Angus stated.

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 primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care.

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