2019 KDH Foundation Board & Staff: Standing: Lorna McKnight, Anna Van Adrichem-Rochon, Mike Wallace, Mary Boucher, Mike Gaynor Seated: Dean Usher, Robert Noseworthy, Margret Norenberg, Joanne Mavis, Carolyn Hardie

by Mary Boucher

Since its inception in 1979, The KDH Foundation, under the leadership of dedicated and passionate volunteers, has granted $12 million dollars to Kemptville District Hospital towards the purchase of new medical, surgical and diagnostic equipment and to fund important capital projects such as the Emergency department and surgical suite expansion in 2010 and the newly renovated clinic space in 2017.

“Kemptville may not be very large, but the spirit of generosity in this community is exceptional” says Margret Norenberg, Vice Chair of the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation. “I was born at KDH, and supporting the Hospital Foundation has always been a priority for our family.”

To mark this important milestone, the Foundation will be holding a 40th Anniversary Raffle with a cash prize of $10,000. More information and tickets for the raffle will be available early in April. Keep an eye on our website at www.kdhfoundation.ca for online purchases.

As much as we are momentarily pausing to acknowledge the past 40 years, the Hospital equipment wish list for 2019/2020 includes an urgent need for a new Ultrasound ($275,000) as well as replacement of all the IV pumps hospital wide ($100,000).

Technology is a critical component of great patient care at the Hospital. The Community can help by making a donation, participating in the Foundation’s annual golf tournament or other special events held throughout the year benefiting the Foundation.

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