About Us

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Major Campaign Success

Focused On You $1.75M Campaign Completed In 2021

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Our Community Cares

Thousands Of Volunteer Hours Given By Community

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Enduring Commitment

Over $4.5M Distributed To DRDH Since 2002

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Our Mission
To raise funds for equipment to sustain the exceptional services offered at Deep River & District Health.

Our Focus Until 2025

We are "all-hands-on-deck" for DRDH's Closer To Home campaign. The $2.5M fundraising goal will help to bring a 96-Bed Long-Term Care Home to Deep River, which will serve a pressing need in our community when it opens in late 2025.

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Our Vision
Friends inspiring friends to provide the support necessary to assist Deep River & District Health in maintaining its strength as an innovative rural hospital delivering an exceptional healthcare experience to those it serves.

Our Team

Chair (Board of Directors)

Christian Kaiser

Asset and Administrative Project Manager, Town of Deep River

Vice-Chair (Board of Directors)

Ted Chiasson

Legal Counsel, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Ltd.

Secretary (Board of Directors) (Ex Officio)

Janna Hotson

President & Chief Executive Officer, Deep River & District Health

Treasurer (Board of Directors) (Ex Officio)

William Willard

Executive Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Deep River & District Health

Director (Board of Directors)

Doug Tennant

Deputy Fire Chief, Deep River Fire Department

Director (Board of Directors)

Susan McKay

Registered Nurse (Retired), London Health Sciences Centre



James Thompson

Community Engagement & Fundraising Coordinator, Deep River & District Health



Full Diagnostic Imaging Suite
Mobile X-Ray Machine
Ultrasound Machine

Previous Fundraising Success

Cardiac Monitor Upgrade: $84,250

Telemetry (Heart Monitoring) Equipment: $71,000

Hematology Analyzer Lab: $57,888

Mammography Equipment: $41,849

Lab Hemotology Unit: $28,530

... and much more!