The Deep River and District Hospital, Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team are proud to announce that all of our employees and physicians have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
This milestone was achieved well in advance of the vaccine mandate for healthcare workers released by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health.
“The Deep River and District Hospital believes that having a fully vaccinated workforce is an important part of our duty to protect the health and safety of our staff, patients, residents, and the communities we serve,” said Janna Hotson, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“I want to thank all DRDH team members for recognizing the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines, and for leading by example for our community,” CEO Janna Hotson added.
“Getting vaccinated remains the most effective way to keep each other safe during the pandemic, and the fact that 100% of our staff and physicians have been vaccinated demonstrates just how committed they are to their patients, residents, and colleagues,” said Tabitha Kearney, Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive.
“In a healthcare environment where we care for many immune-compromised individuals, being vaccinated and continuing to follow public health measures are key factors that reduce the risk of transmission of the virus,” said Kearney.
DRDH would like to reassure residents that regardless of vaccination status, no one will be denied care or service. However, as of October 15, all contractors, students, volunteers, visitors, essential caregivers, and care partners will be required to show proof of vaccination along with our staff and physicians in order to enter the hospital, with limited exemptions. Proof of vaccination is not currently required for essential caregivers and visitors in long-term care homes.
The Deep River and District Hospital would like to extend their thanks to our community for keeping each other safe throughout the ongoing pandemic. We look forward to continuing to provide excellent, compassionate healthcare in the safest manner possible.