Tag Archives: STEGH

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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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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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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STEGH Celebrates Nursing Week May 12-18

Nursing Week 2014 takes place May 12-18, honouring the effort and dedication of nurses to the ever evolving health-care system. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Every day Nurses have a significant impact on the lives of people in our community, our country and around the world. This week is an opportunity to honour the contributions Nurses make to our community and the field of health care.

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STOP! Clean Your Hands Day – STEGH Joins Global Initiative

St. Thomas , ON - In keeping with our Patient Safety Goals, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is making a further commitment to hand hygiene on Monday May 5th with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Stop! Clean Your Hands Day. This celebration will coincide with a global initiative of the World Health Organization, ‘Save Lives: Clean Your Hands.’

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Patients and Staff at STEGH say ‘Thank You’ to Doctors on Doctors’ Day

St. Thomas, ON – Did you know that every day, more than 320,000 patients across the province are treated and cared for by a doctor?. Whether it’s in a hospital, a long-term care facility, a clinic or at home, Ontario’s doctors are making a positive difference in the lives of patients by providing high-quality care when it’s needed most.

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STEGH and MHA Announce Shared Leader Role for Information Technology Services

St. Thomas, ON – The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and Middlesex Hospital Alliance (MHA) announced today a new shared leader model for providing leadership in Information Technology (IT) services at both organizations. One leader overseeing systems in both corporations will provide synergies for the hospitals, as well as …

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STEGH Announces New Vice President

St. Thomas, ON – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is pleased to announce that Ms. Mary Stewart has accepted a position as STEGH Vice President effective March 31, 2014. The hospital began recruiting to fill this vacant position late last summer. Ms. Stewart leaves her current position as Managing …

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Mental Health First Aid Training a First at STEGH

St. Thomas, ON – An exciting partnership has begun between Volunteer Services, Security Services and the Mental Health Care Program at the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). The Canadian Mental Health Association partnered with the Hospital to provide Mental Health First Aid training to this large and enthusiastic group. …

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