Our Board of Governors

The Board of Governors at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is a committed group of volunteers who are responsible for providing strategic leadership to the hospital's executive team and overseeing the operation of the hospital. Members elected to the board serve without financial compensation and contribute many hours to ensure the hospital's services meet the needs of the community within the resources available. It is an honour to serve as Board Chair.  I am grateful for the privilege of working with such an exceptional executive and management team, skilled physicians, and committed staff and volunteers.  Everyone at STEGH truly strives to provide excellent patient care every day.

Through the commitment and dedication of our staff, each year STEGH is recognized for accomplishments such as:

- sustaining ER wait times with recognition by the South West LHIN,

- a successful first full year of operation of the Integrated Stroke Unit,

- the ongoing success of the Patient Experience Council, and

- exemplary standing in the most recent Accreditation Canada survey

This is an exciting year for everyone at STEGH with the anticipated completion of our hospital expansion. The following services will be moving into the new building in early 2018: Emergency Department, surgical suites, medical devices reprocessing department, and a permanent in-patient unit for the Mental Health Service.  This has been a huge undertaking for STEGH and was only possible with tremendous support from the community.  This new space will ensure the needs of Elgin and St. Thomas residents are met well into the future.

I encourage you to become involved in your hospital. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Board of Governors, a community representative on one of the board's committees, or if you wish to bring matters to the attention of the Board, please contact Kimberly Boughner (see information below).


Cathy Crane

Chair, Board of Governors


Board Contact Information

Kimberly Boughner, Board of Governors Liaison
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
189 Elm Street, St. Thomas
Ontario N5R 5C4

Phone: 519-631-2030 Ext. 2205
Fax: 519-637-3212
Email: kboughne@stegh.on.ca