A Holiday Message to Our Community


2020 Christmas Card 

On behalf of the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team, we extend our sincere appreciation to the staff, physicians, volunteers, donors, our Foundation & Auxiliary, as well as the patients, residents, and families that we serve, for your unwavering support over this past year.

The holiday season offers us an opportunity to reflect on the past year, and renew our focus for the year ahead. This year, we are reflecting on what has been a challenging year unlike any other, and we are now looking towards a brighter future with a new perspective and a renewed appreciation for our health and well-being. With remarkable support from our community, we are proud to have been able to continue providing excellent, compassionate health care in some of the most difficult circumstances we have ever faced.

Although it seems like too small a phrase to express the immense gratitude we have, we want to say ‘thank you’ to all of our dedicated staff and physicians, who have shown remarkable resilience and determination to care for every person like a loved one. Thank you to everyone who provided donations of personal protective equipment and additional items to us. Please know that your desire to keep us safe means so much to us, and did not go unnoticed. Thank you to all of our partners, who came together in extraordinary and innovative ways to meet the needs of our community. Thank you to all of our patients, residents, and family members for your adaptability with the many changes and safety precautions that were implemented this year. Our organization received a tremendous amount of cooperation from our community in 2020, and for that, we are so grateful. We also wish to extend our thanks to the Provincial Government, the Champlain LHIN, Public Health Authorities, and to all of our other health care provider partners in the community for your ongoing support.

While much of our efforts this year have been focused on pandemic response and keeping our community safe from the spread of COVID-19, we continue to look forward to the coming year with a focus on our four strategic pillars: PEOPLE, SUSTAINABILITY, INTEGRATION, and SENIORS. There is no doubt that this pandemic has forever changed how health care is delivered, and the organization remains ready to embrace the future and continue to provide an excellent, compassionate health care experience, every time.

The holiday season will look different this year from others, but it remains a time of joy, thanksgiving, and anticipation for the year to come. On behalf of the Board of Directors and the organization, we wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season, and a joyous New Year!



Chris Carroll
Board Chair

Richard Bedard
President & CEO

Janna Hotson
VP Clinical Services / Chief Nursing Executive | Administrator

William Willard
VP Operations / Chief Financial Officer