Introducing The Doug & Billie Kemp Emergency Department at Bowmanville Hospital

BOWMANVILLE, ON – On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, along with members of the Kemp family and Lakeridge Health, unveiled The Doug & Billie Kemp Emergency Department.

The ceremony marks a milestone in the Kemp family’s unprecedented $2-million dollar leadership gift announced in July 2018. This gift will be directed to the redevelopment and expansion project for Bowmanville Hospital to help modernize facilities and transform the level of care offered to residents of Clarington and beyond.

“As a family, we are proud to honour my parents, Doug and Billie Kemp, this way,” said Mr. Kirk Kemp, President, Algoma Orchards Ltd. “Our family has been a part of Clarington’s generous community for generations, and felt it was our responsibility to help pave a brighter and healthier future for its residents. Bowmanville Hospital is and always will be a cornerstone in this community and we are proud to support this crucial project.”

“The Kemp family has exemplified the true meaning of philanthropy and the spirit behind each gift to the Bowmanville Hospital Foundation,” said Chris Kooy, Board Chair, Bowmanville Hospital Foundation. “Kirk in particular, has played a significant role in the history of our Foundation, and continues to do so as Campaign Chair for the redevelopment’s We Care, We Can Campaign. We are incredibly grateful to have families like the Kemps in our community, whose remarkable impact will be celebrated for years to come.”

“The Kemp family’s dedication to the Clarington community is truly inspiring,” said Matthew Anderson, President & CEO, Lakeridge Health. “This tremendous gift is a significant boost to our plan to expand and modernize Bowmanville Hospital.”

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For more information:
Andrea Russell
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
(905) 623-3331 ext. 21884

About Bowmanville Hospital
Bowmanville Hospital is a fully accredited hospital, servicing the Municipality of Clarington. It is run by Lakeridge Health Corporation, part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network.

About Bowmanville Hospital Foundation
Bowmanville Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization that raises funds annually to fund equipment needs, facility enhancements, and other high priority needs for Bowmanville Hospital. For more information about Bowmanville Hospital Foundation, please visit