Dr. Nathalie Boudreau is eager to put on a pair of scrubs and learn more about how WDMH cares for our patients. As the new Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive, she says she wants to get to know the entire WDMH team. “Everyone I’ve met so far is so enthusiastic and proud of the work they do,” she says. “I’m excited to learn more.”
Nathalie comes to WDMH from Montfort Hospital where she was a Clinical Director. She is a Registered Nurse with more than 20 years of experience in health care. Nathalie has a Doctorate in Business Administration and has published research on management strategies in a rural Ontario hospital. She also has a master’s degree in business.
Nathalie says that another great thing about coming to WDMH is the commute. “It’s a 22-minute drive from where I live in Metcalfe,” she says. “It’s nice to be so close to home.”
We Are Ready
The team at Winchester District Memorial Hospital has a message for our local communities. We are ready. As always, we are following stringent screening processes to help limit the spread of infectious diseases. This includes the emerging novel coronavirus.
Precautions include encouraging any patients with a cough or shortness of breath and fever to wash their hands and wear a surgical mask. Patients coming into the Emergency Department will be screened for travel history. Hospital signage is reinforcing these procedures. In addition, family and friends who are sick or have symptoms of a respiratory virus should not visit patients in the hospital.
“Everything remains the same for our patients,” adds Cholly Boland. “If you are sick, we want you to come to the hospital and take the necessary precautions. Notify your doctor or a staff member if you have any questions.”
WDMH is receiving regular updates from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit and the Ministry of Health. Updated information will be provided to our communities through the WDMH website and Facebook page (www.wdmh.on.ca and https://www.facebook.com/WinchesterDistrictMemorialHospital/).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.