St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) - a 166-bed facility providing comprehensive 24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, Emergency and Family Medicine. As a fully accredited hospital, they are proud to serve the city of St Thomas and all eight municipalities within the County of Elgin.

More than 800 professionals work at STEGH, including over 200 credentialed Professional Staff who provide in-hospital care ensuring that they provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient that walks through our doors.

Their range of hospital services include, emergency medicine, a surgical program, cardio respiratory services, sleep studies, palliative care, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, education programs, pediatrics, obstetrics, and much more.

The hospital participates in the Southwestern Ontario Medical Education Network as a community hospital training centre for residents in OB/Gyn, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Hospitalists, Anesthesiology, and Maxillofacial Surgery.

STEGH Board of Governors recruits new Chief of Staff

(St. Thomas, ON) – Melanie Taylor, Chair St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s Board of Governors, announced today that the Board has successfully recruited a new Chief of Staff for the hospital. The role, previously held by Dr. Nancy Whitmore, became vacant when she was appointed the new President and CEO …

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STEGH and CMHA partner to benefit patients

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Elgin Branch (CMHA), are pleased to announce a new initiative that will allow both organizations to continue their longstanding histories of providing exceptional mental health care to our community. Effective today, STEGH and the …

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STEGH Board Responds to Recent Media Coverage

In recent media coverage, including CBC Radio, Aylmer Express, and Ian McCallum’s Cityscope blog, St. Thomas City Councilor Linda Stevenson has commented on the Hospital’s Board of Governor’s actions related to the recruitment of a new CEO for St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital and how the Board of Governors conducts …

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STEGH Board and CEO confirm transition of leadership in October

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Board Chair, Melanie Taylor, announced today that the Board of Governors received official notice from Paul Collins, President and CEO, that he would be leaving STEGH when his current contract expires in October 2016. “On behalf of the STEGH Board …

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Message to our Community

To Our Community When we announced our operating plan for 2016/17, we communicated to you and to the local media that the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital was choosing not to release details about the specific roles impacted out of respect for those directly impacted by ensuring they were fully …

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STEGH President and CEO Responds to Opinion Column

Feb. 9, 2016 I am writing in response to Ian McCallum’s CityScope opinion article of February 6. First, let me say that we value the coverage that our hospital receives from the Times-Journal and other media outlets. Recently, your journalist Jennifer Bieman covered two stories from STEGH, one about our …

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STEGH Parking Rates to Change November 30

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is making changes to parking rates in all lots effective Nov. 30, 2015. A flat rate of $5 will be in effect. This represents an increase of $1 in the South and East Lots and a decrease of $1 in …

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STEGH to decentralized patient registration process

(St. Thomas, ON) – Beginning in early June, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) will move to a decentralized patient registration process. Currently, all outpatients coming to STEGH enter the South Building and register at Outpatient Registration and then proceed to their point of care. Since implementing our current Outpatient …

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Community Information Session at STEGH

Community Information Session at STEGH on April 22 St. Thomas, ON – Members of our community are invited to join us on April 22 for an update on our Redevelopment Project. An information session will be held in the Atrium from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn more about: The …

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STEGH launches Family Presence Guidelines

(St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has formally launched its new Family Presence Guidelines, eliminating set visiting hours and welcoming family members as partners in care 24 hours a day according to the patient’s preference. “STEGH is committed to working with our patients and families to …

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STEGH Increasing Patient Safety with a Masking Procedure during Flu Season

St. Thomas, ON – Influenza is confirmed to be circulating in the community and the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is taking extra measures to increase patient safety and reduce the spread of influenza. Effective today, Friday January 2, 2015 after 7:00pm, all staff, physicians and volunteers who have …

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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Wins Quality Healthcare Workplace Award for fifth consecutive year

St. Thomas, ON – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has once again been recognized by the Ontario Hospital Association and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care with a Quality Healthcare Workplace Award. This is the fifth consecutive year STEGH has been acknowledged by the OHA and MoH. STEGH …

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Donors Invest More than $555,000 in STEGH

St. Thomas, ON – Nothing is possible without the passion and support of the donors who help power our award-winning Hospital’s pursuit of an excellent patient care experience, nothing. Thanks to the generosity of philanthropists and good corporate citizens from every corner of Elgin County and beyond, the St. Thomas …

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STEGH Board of Governors Elects Melanie Taylor as Chair

(St. Thomas, ON) – On June 18th the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Board of Governors elected Elgin County resident Melanie Taylor as their new Chair. Taylor has been a member of the STEGH Board since 2009. She takes over the role from Paul Bode, who has just completed …

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Patients and Medical Students Partner to Advance Patient Experience during Discovery Week Activities

Thomas, ON – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is once again participating in Discovery Week, a unique learning experience which will see 170 first year medical students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry spread out to communities throughout Southwestern Ontario to interact with health care professionals …

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