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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Implements Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy [Media Releases]

Published On: August 26, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) COVID-19 cases are increasing in Elgin County and across Ontario, consistent with reports from experts that we are in the fourth wave of the pandemic. This wave is being referred to as the wave of the unvaccinated. “The highly contagious SARS-COV-2 Delta variant accounts for most of Ontario’s current cases. This variant […]

New President and CEO Announced at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: June 21, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Davies to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 7, 2021. Karen was selected following an extensive national search conducted by the Medfall Group, a Canadian-owned executive search firm. Karen is […]

Partnership with Southwestern Public Health offers second dose vaccinations on-site to high-risk health care workers [Media Releases]

Published On: May 31, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has partnered with Southwestern Public Health to offer second dose vaccinations on-site to high-risk health care workers at STEGH. A first-of-its-kind in the region, the onsite COVID-19 “VAXX Clinic” at STEGH was developed in response to the Ontario government announcement on May 10 which added high-risk health care workers […]

Transfer of Patients Across Regions [Media Releases]

Published On: April 14, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is taking a system approach to care delivery with hospitals across our region and across the province to ensure everyone has access to care when they need it. This could include the transferring of medical or critical care patients to STEGH to manage pressures on ICUs in harder hit […]

Update: Surgical, Ambulatory and Diagnostic Imaging Services [Media Releases]

Published On: April 12, 2021

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) continues to monitor increasing COVID-19 cases and community transmission at the local, regional and provincial levels. STEGH may need to implement service reductions in an effort to preserve clinical capacity to respond to an increase in COVID-19 admissions on the medical and intensive care units. Working with our regional […]

President and CEO at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Announces Retirement [News]

Published On: February 17, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) Robert Biron, President and CEO at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) announced today that he will be retiring in June. “It’s been an honour and a privilege to serve the St. Thomas and Elgin community,” says Biron. STEGH is fortunate to have such a remarkable team who place the care and […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Launches New Website [Media Releases]

Published On: January 13, 2021

(St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is inviting the community to explore its new website. The website project began in early 2019 and was set to debut in the spring of 2020, when COVID-19 derailed all planning. After almost a year of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the launch […]

COVID-19 Assessment Centre at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital To Stop Testing for International Travel [Media Releases]

Published On: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Assessment Centre at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital To Stop Testing for International Travel on January 15, 2021 (St. Thomas, ON) Effective Friday, January 15, 2021, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) will no longer be testing individuals who are travelling outside of Canada and require a COVID-19 […]

A Message from our President and CEO [News]

Published On: December 9, 2020

Our health care team takes pride in serving our patients and the Elgin community. Here at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital, our first priority is to keep everyone safe. This is an unwavering commitment to our patients and staff and to the community we serve.

OT strategies help Sam cope with the effects of a stroke [News]

Published On: October 5, 2020

After being admitted to hospital because of a stroke, Sam needed a lot of help with the activities of daily living such as feeding, and getting to the bathroom. He also had problems responding to people and his environment. He did not make eye contact when people came into the room and when his meals arrived, he did not touch the food on the tray unless he was told that he needed to eat.