submitted by Lynne Clifford-Ward
Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Foundation received a $10,750 donation from Kathy Holmes and family on November 7, 2023. This generous gift is intended for the Foundation’s CT Scanner Crossroads Campaign and is a result of the Third Annual Greg Holmes Memorial Golf Tournament held on September 15, 2023 at the Meadows Golf and Country Club, Ottawa.
Mrs. Holmes coordinated the Tournament along with organizer Bill O’Brien in memory of her late husband Greg who loved golf and other sports. He passed away in 2021 after a long illness. Their adult children Brett, Gina and Dylan were also part of the well-attended golf event which had 142 participants.
A resident of Osgoode, Mrs. Holmes said that she read the Foundation’s spring campaign letter in which Dr. Sentongo, Chief of KDH Staff, explained the urgent need for a CT Scanner at the Hospital. “For the patient, a CT Scan can provide early diagnosis which means early management of the health issue.”
This appeal explained that a CT Scanner will bring better care, faster patient care and care which is closer to home. It will also help recruit new physicians to the hospital who expect a CT Scanner as part of their diagnostic tool kit.
Mrs. Holmes set the spring appeal letter aside and revisited it as the date of the Golf Tournament approached. She thought, “This made sense that we support the CT Scanner Campaign. This is what I want to do with the Tournament’s proceeds.”
Foundation Executive Director Joanne Mavis was delighted to receive the cheque which brings the Foundation closer to its $2.2 million goal. ”We urgently need the CT Scan technology at home in Kemptville.”
Construction of the new space to house the CT Scanner at KDH is expected to begin in March 2024.
Attending the cheque presentation with Mrs. Holmes were her son Brett and baby grandson Tate, Joanne Mavis and Pat Poirier, Foundation Director.
The next Greg Holmes Memorial Golf Tournament will be on September 20, 2024.
For more information about the Campaign, please see: The Crossroads Campaign (kdhfoundation.ca).