The Kemptville District Hospital Foundation has a new chair. Margret Norenberg, who has served as vice-chair for the past four years, stepped into the role. She took over for Robert Noseworthy, who now serves on the board as past chair, on June 25. 

Norenberg says the foundation has many priorities for the next few years, including funding the Children & Youth Mental Health & Addictions Hub, which will bring new services to Kemptville. She noted it’s a timely matter for the community. 

Norenberg says replacing aging equipment, like the outdated ultrasound, is another priority. She explained there’s also a focus on broadening the discussion when it comes to women’s health, through the new Women’s Health Club.

Norenberg says she is looking forward to working with Mike Gaynor, who is the new vice-chair. 

During Noseworthy’s time as chair, the foundation donated $1.5 million to the hospital. He noted over the past 40 years, the foundation has raised $12 million to buy new equipment and improve patient care. Noseworthy says none of it would be possible without donors, volunteers and people in the community, who give so generously. He noted the love for the hospital in this community is amazing to see. 

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