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Auxiliary donates $65,000 to KDH to enhance patient care

April 20, 2017

The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Auxiliary has donated $65,000 to KDH to enhance patient care at the busy North Grenville, Ontario hospital. The Auxiliary has chosen to have their donation go toward the purchase of pain pumps for palliative patients, a new endoscope for the OR, equipment to help monitor carbon dioxide levels for patients […]

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KDH’s new ER Chief, Dr. Jonathan Rathwell, explains what goes on behind the scenes in a busy Emergency Room

April 13, 2017

Hospital emergency rooms (ERs) are often in the headlines – due to wait times, record numbers of patients during flu season, aggression toward ER staff, and more. What is missing from most of these news stories is a discussion of how ERs function from day to day. People who come to Emergency are very conscious […]

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What to expect on a visit to the KDH ER

April 12, 2017

On arrival, please speak to any member of our staff if your condition is life-threatening (you are experiencing shortness of breath or chest pains, for example). You will see the triage nurse immediately. If your condition is not life-threatening, please take a number and have a seat in our waiting area. You will see the […]

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KDH achieves a rare perfect score and earns the highest rating, Exemplary Standing, in its Accreditation Canada survey

December 16, 2016

Accreditation Canada has recognized Kemptville District Hospital (KDH)’s clinical and operational performance with its highest rating, Exemplary Standing, for the second time running. KDH achieved a rare perfect score in its recent onsite accreditation survey, conducted November 28 through December 1, 2016, meeting 100 percent of the 1,666 criteria that Accreditation Canada used to measure […]

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KDH joins Ontario Breast Screening Program

November 22, 2016

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that it has been granted official Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) affiliate status. For women in the communities that KDH serves, this means enhanced services for breast health close to home. As an OBSP affiliate, KDH will provide screening mammograms to women every one to two years, […]

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KDH CEO presents at national healthcare conference

November 18, 2016

KDH’s Chief Executive Officer, Frank J. Vassallo, was a key presenter at the ‘Patient and Family Centred Care’ session at Health Achieve, the Ontario Hospital Association’s annual national healthcare conference held the second week of November, 2016, in Toronto. Vassallo was one of three hospital CEOs sharing their strategies and lessons learned in effecting culture change […]

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KDH honours its Retirees and Long Service Award Recipients

October 12, 2016

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 […]

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KDH announces 2016/17 Board of Directors

August 22, 2016

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that Karen Cooper has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors and the Board has welcomed two new members: Margaret Harrison and Stephen Saslove. Cooper, a distinguished lawyer who practices charity and not-for-profit law, succeeds outgoing Board Chair, Lis Angus. Cooper thanked Angus for her dedication […]

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KDH receives funding boost through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund

August 10, 2016

Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) will receive $416,737 this year through the provincial government’s Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) for repairs and upgrades. This funding is part of a $175 million investment in hospitals across Ontario in 2016/17 to keep them in a state of good repair so patients can continue to receive “high quality care […]

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KDH recognized for environmental performance

June 20, 2016

In late October, 2015, KDH’s efforts to improve our environmental performance were rewarded with a Silver Seal in the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)’s Green Hospital Scorecard. KDH is one of only 31 hospitals in the province to be awarded a Silver Seal; just two hospitals reached Gold, the highest level. The Green Hospital Scorecard shows […]

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