Who We Are


Kemptville District Hospital

On June 29th, 1960, Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) opened its doors, thanks to years of planning and fundraising by a determined group of local volunteers. Now, in our seventh decade serving patients and families, we have evolved from a typical small rural hospital into a leading integrated health services organization, focused on building healthier communities. How we build healthier communities changes over time; however, it’s a commitment that is embedded in this hospital, in our past, present and future.

KDH is recognized as a regional leader in Joint Replacement performing total joint replacement knee and hip surgery. Our program was awarded ‘Leading Practice’ designation by the Ontario Hospital Association for reducing patient wait times and providing the best in patient care.

Kemptville District Hospital Foundation

The Kemptville District Hospital Foundation was established in 1979 to raise funds for Kemptville District Hospital.

Since that time, the Foundation has raised over $13 million to purchase medical, surgical and diagnostic equipment and fund large capital projects such as the $5 million "Lean On Me" Campaign to build a modern and expansive Emergency Department, new Operating Rooms and a Digital Imaging Department which opened in 2011.

Seven years later, in 2018, the Foundation disbursed $800,000 to the hospital to build new space for the Hospital’s many specialized Clinics.

Then in 2023, three new anesthesia ventilators, at a total cost of $250,000, were funded by the Foundation. The Chief of KDH Staff, Dr. Colin Sentongo, described the ventilators as “the most important equipment that you can have in an operating room.”

Currently, the Foundation is engaged in a $2.2 million Capital Crossroads Campaign to bring a CT Scanner to the Kemptville District Hospital. Having this diagnostic tool available locally will be a gamechanger, not only for physicians but patients and their families alike.

For over forty years, under the leadership of a passionate group of volunteers, the Foundation has raised funds to ensure our community has the best in care, close to home. None of this would be possible without the ongoing generous and compassionate support of our community members, local businesses, and service groups.