The Winchester District Memorial Hospital (WDMH) is wishing Radiologist Doctor Ian Hammond best wishes as he retires.
WDMH says Doctor Hammond has had a notable career as Chief of Radiology at the former Ottawa General Hospital and Chair of the University of Ottawa Department of Radiology. He also served as a board member of the Ontario Association of Radiologists, president of the Canadian Association of Radiologists and president of the Canadian Radiological Foundation. Most recently, he received a Physician Clinician Recognition Award from The Ottawa Hospital for his outstanding clinical career.
The hospital says his first assignment at WDMH was 20 years ago and has been coming to Winchester one or two days a week, in addition to his position at The Ottawa Hospital.
Doctor Hammond says he has enjoyed his time in Winchester.
“It was a welcoming environment from day one. Having worked in a tertiary care hospital most of my career, I am really impressed with the complexity of issues that the family doctors are dealing with at WDMH. Many have practices in the community and also do shifts in Emergency or the OR. It has been a very good experience for me.”
He also praised the diagnostic imaging team at the hospital.
“In my role, you depend very much on the well-trained technologists that you work with. They take the x-rays or perform the ultrasound scans, and I interpret them. The WDMH team is very keen and well-trained.”
Diagnostic Imaging Team Leader Shirley Rose and her team say it has been a great privilege to work with Doctor Hammond for so many years.
His teammates describe him as kind, patient and pleasant. They know him to be a master at crossword puzzles and say Christmas will not be the same without his heavenly chocolates, and his kindness and expertise will be greatly missed.