STEGH Foundation Announces New Foundation Executive Director

St. Thomas, ON – The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Jenkins as the next Executive Director of the STEGH Foundation, beginning on July 29th, 2013.

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation plays an integral role in supporting patient care excellence at STEGH by independently raising funds to acquire patient care equipment, support educational endeavours, and upgrade the Hospital’s physical facilities.

In this role, Paul will lead the Foundation team in support of the strategic directions of the Hospital Foundation and its Board of Directors. Paul was the unanimous choice following an extensive recruitment and selection process, which included other highly skilled applications. He reports directly to the Foundation Board through the Board President, currently Susan O’Brien.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul to take on the leadership of our Foundation ,” says Susan O’Brien, Foundation President. “This is an important time in the life of our hospital, our foundation and our community and Paul has the skills, experience and enthusiasm to take us to the next level.”

“We are embarking on the biggest construction project at STEGH in over two decades and the Foundation has such a critical role to play” says Hospital CEO Paul Collins. “Paul Jenkins, who grew up in our community, returns and brings to the Foundation fresh and exciting possibilities for the future.”

Paul most recently managed Prostate Cancer Canada’s corporate partnership program. In addition to his foundation and fundraising experience, Paul has an extensive background in marketing, communications, and media relations.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation. I look forward to working with this dynamic team of volunteers, employees, board members and the entire Elgin community to support STEGH’s commitment to patient care excellence,” says Paul Jenkins. “Not only is STEGH one of Canada’s top hospitals, it is an integral part of our community. I was born at STEGH and I am both humbled and honoured to be able to give back to our Elgin County in this way. We’re going to do great things together.”

For more information contact:
Susan O’Brien, President of the Hospital Foundation
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
519- 631-2030 Ext. 2246, Foundation Office

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