Pictured here is the DRDH Executive Team making a combined pledge of $25,000 to the Closer to Home Campaign. From left to right is William Willard, VP of Operations & CFO, Janna Hotson, President & CEO, and Tabitha Kearney, VP of Clinical Services & CNE.
The Deep River & District Hospital (DRDH) Executive Team recently made a combined personal pledge of $25,000 towards the Closer to Home campaign to raise $2.5M for the new 96-bed Long-Term Care Home in Deep River.
DRDH Executive Team members pledging their support for the campaign include Janna Hotson, President & Chief Executive Officer, William Willard, Vice-President of Operations & Chief Financial Officer, and Tabitha Kearney, Vice-President of Clinical Services & Chief Nursing Executive.
Janna Hotson is pleased to participate and demonstrate her personal investment in the campaign. “I am convinced of the positive impacts that this new Long-Term Care Home will bring to our community for many years to come,” stated Hotson. “Our Executive Team wants to show our support and encourage others to join us in supporting the campaign.”
James Thompson, DRDH Community Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator, was thrilled to accept the pledge. “I am very encouraged to see the Executive Team make a personal commitment to the campaign, and their commitment is an inspiration to our community.”
Thompson was also excited to share the various benefits of the new 96-bed Long-Term Care Home, and how it will directly effect nearly everyone across our community with the anticipated opening in late 2025.
“It’s tempting to think that a new Long-Term Care Home only matters for those people waiting for care at this moment, or those who might need care soon,” said Thompson, “but the reality is that healthcare is interconnected. Building this Home improves the ability for DRDH to offer care to everyone, at all ages and life stages.”
“Currently, the solution for those in need of Long-Term Care in our community all too often involves moving far away, which can lead to physical and social isolation. Our current shortage of beds means that many people may be separated from their loved ones to get proper care.” The new Home will multiply the current capacity for Long-Term Care at DRDH by over nine times.
James also shared the substantial economic boost that the Home’s construction will bring, citing over $30M already committed by the Ministry of Long-Term Care towards the project and the 200 new jobs and $5M in additional direct wages that will come annually once the project is complete. “When you compare those numbers against the $2.5M the community must raise, it’s a strong return on investment.”
The DRDH Executive Team is encouraging others to join them in making a pledge to support the Closer to Home campaign. If you are interested in contributing towards the $2.5M goal, please contact James Thompson at the Deep River & District Hospital by phone, by email, or in-person. Donations can be tailored towards the needs of the donor, and dedication and recognition opportunities are available.
For questions about the Closer to Home campaign please contact:
Community Engagement and Fundraising Coordinator
Deep River & District Hospital, Deep River & District Hospital Foundation
613-584-3333, ext. 7140