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 received a Gold Award this year after four consecutive Platinum Awards .
The Quality Healthcare Workplace Award recognizes organizational efforts to improve healthcare workplaces in ways that contribute to employees’ quality of work life and the care and services they deliver. The award recognizes the innovation and teamwork at STEGH that ensures a high quality workplace, which ultimately benefits patient care.
“This award, once again, validates the ongoing efforts being made by staff and physicians to introduce ideas and best practices to improve our workplace. I believe these efforts ultimately benefit the patients we serve because they create a workplace environment that promotes teamwork, collaboration and quality care,” says Paul Collins, President and CEO.
Healthcare organizations from across Ontario participate in this program to raise the bar of excellence for quality healthcare workplaces. The award has four levels – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum – designed to encourage self-evaluation, learning, and improvement. A high-calibre adjudication panel of quality workplace experts completed a rigorous assessment process when reviewing all candidates, which focused on drivers of employee and organizational health.
STEGH was presented with the quality award this week at the OHA HealthAchieve Conference in Toronto.