The Hospital recognizes the important contributions of staff, physicians, volunteers and Board members with the unfurling of a banner and a celebratory BBQ

JULY 2, 2013 – Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) last week celebrated its recent achievement of Accreditation with Exemplary Standing – the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada.

At 1 pm on June 26, under a bright summer sun, the hospital’s CEO, the Chair of its Board of Directors, and the KDH Accreditation Team together unfurled a striking banner that proclaimed the hospital “Accredited with Exemplary Standing.”

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KDH staff enjoy a chicken BBQ at the hospital’s Accreditation Celebration.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Board Chair, expressed the Board’s tremendous pride in “the great people who work at KDH.” He emphasized that the ranking was achieved thanks to the hard work of many people – hospital staff, physicians, volunteers, board members and partners – and expressed his appreciation in particular to the Accreditation Team for achieving an amazing result.

“Passing through the accreditation process is difficult enough, but to be awarded Exemplary Status for a small hospital is unique. This is evidence again that KDH is a special place because of the great people that work here. Other healthcare providers and stakeholders will take note of this achievement and this can only benefit us in our relationship with them,” said Mr. Rousseau.

The Accreditation Celebration included a chicken bbq enjoyed by more than 100 staff, physicians and volunteers in the hospital’s courtyard. A group photo was also taken to commemorate the event. After receiving notification of its Exemplary standing at the end of April, KDH had surveyed staff as to how they wanted to celebrate. Although many different suggestions came forward, the opportunity to enjoy a meal together was a recurring theme.

The Accreditation Canada rating of Exemplary Standing denotes the highest quality of care and services. Only a handful of small hospitals in Ontario have achieved this elite status.

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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Jenny Read, Communications Lead

Tel: 613-258-6133 ext. 223