Kemptville District Hospital Board Welcomes New Directors Carolyn Chisholm and Robert Noseworthy

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Two new members were appointed to the Board of Directors at the hospital's Annual General Meeting on June 25,2015: Ms. Chisholm, a government relations and public policy expert, and Mr. Noseworthy, who joined as an ex-officio member representing the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation

Over the years we have worked steadily to strengthen our Board, and Carolyn Chisholm will be a great addition. - Lis Angus, Board Chair

The Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Carolyn Chisholm to the Board, effective June 25, 2015. The Board also welcomes a new ex-officio member, Mr. Robert Noseworthy, who joins in his capacity as the new Chair of the KDH Foundation.

Ms. Chisholm brings two decades of experience in government relations and public policy to the hospital Board.

She is currently Principal Advisor to the Vice President of Rio Tinto Canada. Previously she provided her expertise to the independent government relations firm, Global Public Affairs, for 14 years, including as Vice President of Policy and Outreach, and Senior Advisor to the Natural Resources and Environment group.

Prior to that, she served in both the federal and provincial governments as a Senior Policy Advisor.

Ms. Chisholm holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a Master’s in Public Administration.

In addition to her government relations expertise, she brings to the Board experience with the not-for-profit and health sectors gained in both paid and volunteer capacities, including as a current member of the Ontario Advisory Board for the Terry Fox Research Institute.

When she learned that the skills-based KDH Board was looking for a new member with government relations experience, Ms. Chisholm put her name forward. Acknowledging that volunteer hours are difficult to find, she explained why she chose the hospital Board: “I felt that with my skillset I could make a contribution, and I wanted to give back to the North Grenville community.”

Originally from a village outside Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Ms. Chisholm has lived in Kemptville with her husband and two daughters for 10 years, first from 2000 to 2004, and then from 2009 to the present. Over the years her family has become very connected in the community, she says, thanks to their involvement in youth theatre, hockey, baseball, and their church.

Ms. Chisholm also felt she would be a good fit with current members of the board, pointing out that, “Good group dynamics and chemistry are important in any organization, but particularly in a volunteer organization.”

Ms. Chisholm fills a vacancy on the Board created by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose term as Past Chair has come to an end.

In addition to Ms. Chisholm’s appointment, Mr. Robert Noseworthy has joined the KDH Board as an ex-officio member, effective June 25. As the new Chair of the KDH Foundation Board of Directors, he will sit on the hospital Board in place of Hugh O’Neil, whose term as Foundation Board Chair has also come to an end.

Mr. Noseworthy is well-known in the North Grenville community as President of Westerra Homes and Developments. He also volunteers a significant amount of time in the community: in addition to his commitment to the KDH Foundation Board, he sits on the North Grenville Economic Development Committee, is Chair of the North Grenville Home Builders Association, and has served on the Board and several committees of Habitat for Humanity.

Mr. Noseworthy’s volunteer contributions have been recognized with several awards in the last few years, namely the “Hal Anthony Citizen of the Year” award from the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce (2011), the “Mayor’s Commendation Civic Award” from the Municipality of North Grenville (2013), and “Ambassador of the Year” from the Economic Development Committee of North Grenville (2015).

The 16-member hospital Board was pleased to welcome Ms. Chisholm and Mr. Noseworthy as its newest members. The Board’s Chair, Lis Angus, commented on the recent changes to its roster: "I appreciate the ten years of service that Jean-Jacques Rousseau gave to the KDH Board, including his years as Chair and then Past Chair. Over the years we have worked steadily to strengthen our Board, and Carolyn Chisholm will be a great addition. We are also helped by close co-operation with the KDH Foundation, represented by Hugh O'Neill and now Robert Noseworthy. "

Kemptville District Hospital is accredited with Exemplary Standing, the highest ranking bestowed by Accreditation Canada. Committed to building healthier communities, we are a model of hospital-led integrated health services within the provincial health system. Kemptville District Hospital consistently ranks among the top hospitals in Ontario for both patient and employee satisfaction. We pride ourselves on being a good partner within the system. Kemptville District Hospital provides primary care management services, acute care hospital services, and advanced orthopaedic care.

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