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Be a Donor – Tom and Helen’s Story: In recognition of Be a Donor Month in Ontario, local Chatham-Kent residents Tom and Helen Heath shared their story of how someone’s selfless act gave Tom a second chance at life. Watch on to hear about Tom’s experience receiving a heart transplant along with Helen’s experience as his caregiver. Watch Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this story.

The Blizzard of ’22: A CKHA Christmas Story to Remember – We’ve heard the stories about Wal-Mart and stranded customers sleeping over. We’ve heard about the multiple shelters and homes across the municipality opening up to take in stranded travelers. We’ve heard so many wonderful things about our community. Now it is our chance to share the story of CKHA. Click here to read more.

CKHA’s First Total Ankle Replacement – CKHA achieved a significant milestone with the completion of its first total ankle replacement on February 25, 2022. Numerous departments played a role to make this procedure possible.  From physicians, nurses and OR staff, to pre-surgical screening, physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging and the patient appointment office – thank you for your dedication to the delivery of safe, high quality care! CKHA is pleased to bring this service to the local community, offering care close to home for patients and their families. Click here to view the story.

End-of-Life Transition Smudging Ceremony – To meet the spiritual and religious needs of our patients at end-of-life (EOL), we work closely with faith leaders in our community who bring their speciality to CKHA to facilitate conversations and rituals that help families say goodbye to their loved ones.  Click here to watch a patient story on EOL wishes.


Tell Us Your Story

Did you have an exceptional experience at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance as a patient or family member? Did any particular staff, physicians or volunteers go above and beyond to provide excellent care? By sharing your experience, you can help ease concerns and answer questions of potential patients and their families who may be coming to the hospital for treatment.

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