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Dr. Gargi Bhatia’s Caring Legacy will live on at Ross Memorial


RMH Communications & Public Affairs

There are people who are so passionate about what they do, their work is not a job, or even a career – it is a calling. Dr. Gargi Bhatia was such a person.

Dr. Bhatia’s life mission, to provide exceptional care to women and children as a skilled OB/GYN, has touched a generation of lives in our community, including local families, colleagues and friends, and her cherished family.

“Dr. Bhatia lived the hospital’s vision of exceptional care with every interaction,” said Dr. Bharat Chawla, Ross Memorial Hospital’s Chief of Staff. “Everyone at Ross Memorial is a better care provider for having had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Bhatia’s expertise and professionalism, and we are better people because of the personal relationships we shared with her.”

Dr. Bhatia’s family shares her commitment to the highest quality of care for women and children, as well as her philanthropic spirit. To ensure her legacy continues, they are making a generous gift to the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Bhatia’s donation will help meet upcoming needs at the Ross and ensure patients have access to the most advanced medical technology, and receive the best care close to home.

“For over 40 years, our mom has been dedicated to providing high quality women’s health for the City of Kawartha Lakes,” said Dr. Sacha Bhatia. “It was her wish, her life’s work continue to support the families in the community we call home.”

In recognition of the Bhatia family’s exceptional generosity, the Ross Memorial Hospital and Foundation are honoured to announce, the RMH Obstetrical Unit will be named the Dr. Gargi Bhatia Family Birthing Centre.

Ryan O’Neill, RMH Foundation Chair, expressed gratitude to the Bhatia family. “During a difficult time, together you have focused your energy on Gargi’s passion, ensuring women have access to the best care possible, and you’re giving our community a gift [which] will touch countless lives, just as she did.”

The Bhatia family was pleased to make their special announcement at a Celebration of Life, hosted by the hospital for Dr. Bhatia’s Ross Memorial family, at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club, on June 23.

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