About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation is to raise funds for equipment to sustain the exceptional services offered at the Deep River and District Hospital. 


Thanks to the generosity of this region, the Foundation has provided tremendous support for the Deep River and District Hospital since it's inception in 2002.

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Our Vision

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

Board of Directors

The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation is a registered charity comprised of volunteers, a Board of Directors, and an Executive Director. Our staff and Board are looking forward to working together to help ensure a healthy future for our community.

Our Board Members:

Leo Buckley, Chair

Tina Shorter, Co-Vice Chair

Brock Sanderson, Co-Vice Chair

Janna Hotson (CEO, DRDH)

William Willard (CFO, DRDH)

Cathy Fisher

James Gibson
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Wayne Inch

John Walden 

David Balla-Boudreau

Community Members:

Bill Kupfernschmidt

Andy Archer

Debbi Grills

Diane Lemire

John Hilborn

Executive Director: 

Chris Doucette

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Play a leadership role in the health of your community


The Deep River and District Hospital Foundation is accepting applications for the Board of Directors.


The Foundation Board provides oversight, leadership, direction and support for the important task of raising and stewarding funds to help provide excellent patient/resident care in the Deep River and District Hospital.


Supported by our Executive Director, Board members participate directly in fundraising and governance activities. To complement existing skills on the Board, your background including fundraising, finance, social marketing, governance, and a strong appreciation of the Hospital’s role in our community will be an asset. Having strong professional and personal ties within the DRDH catchment area of Stonecliffe to Petawawa is also desirable.  Previous experience as a member of a board or in a senior leadership role will be an asset.


How to contact us with your interest in becoming a Director:


Send an email to Chris Doucette:  chris.doucette@drdh.org


or call Chris: 613-584-3333 ext 7140

Previous Successes


A few of our recent capital purchases include:


Evolve Specialty Mattress for Palliative Care: $2,470


Telemetry (Heart Monitoring) Equipment: $71,000


Physio Upright Bicycle: $4,600


Pediatric Immobilizer: $5,000


Capital Life Extension Repairs to Mobile X-Ray: $10,000


Defibrillator: $20,000


Mobile X-Ray Machine: $91,700

Ultrasound Machine: $162,879


Mammography Equipment: $41,849


Wheelchairs: $6,794


Lab Hemotology Unit: $28,530


Cardiac Monitor Upgrade: $84,250


Stryker Beds: $18,812


Portable Ultrasound: $40,756


Hematology Analyzer Lab: $57,888


... and much more!