30 + 30 + 3 = Dedication


At the presentation of the WDMH Commitment Awards this week, one word was used over and over – dedication. Each of the three recipients was recognized for their commitment to both Winchester District Memorial Hospital and the patients we serve.

Dr. Beth Rivington and nurse John Arnold

Registered Nurse John Arnold has worked at WDMH for almost 33 years. He works in the Enhanced Care Unit and his colleagues can’t say enough about his dedication. “His patients love him, and he makes them feel special and cared for. He is an excellent patient advocate and takes the time to listen to patients and their families. He takes his time explaining health issues in a way that patients can understand and relate to. John strives to incorporate his knowledge, skills and abilities in his day to day work so that his patients benefit from his excellent nursing background.”

For almost 30 years, Dr. Beth Rivington has delivered babies at WDMH – in fact, several thousand in her distinguished career. She has played a major role in the success of WDMH’s obstetrical program. “Dr. Rivington is a dedicated physician and definitely a team player. She is respectful of colleagues, staff and patients. Her dedication to WDMH is obvious with her regular attendance at galas, golf tournaments and any other fundraising functions for the hospital,” explain her nominators.

Brenda Pascoe

And even though Brenda Pascoe has only been volunteering at WDMH for three years, her commitment is clearly evident too. She works in the chemotherapy department and at the information desk. “Brenda displays her compassion in the kind, friendly way she approaches our patients,” note her nominators. “Brenda is committed to helping others whether it be getting a refreshment or pillow/blanket for patient comfort or helping a family member find their way in the hospital. She is always helping out our team, even recruiting others to volunteer!”

These awards shine a light on individuals or teams who exemplify the values represented by WDMH’s Commitment Statement: Compassion, Excellence, One Team, Respect, Accountability, Innovation and Learning. Congratulations to all of the nominees.
If you would like to provide comments or suggestions about hospital services, please contact Cholly Boland, President and CEO, Winchester District Memorial Hospital at 613.774.1049 or by email at cboland@wdmh.on.ca.


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