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STEGH is first hospital in the region to implement the Checkered Eye project in support of patients with low vision or vision impairments [News]

Published On: October 12, 2023

Janet McLeod retired from STEGH at age 50 because of vision loss due to a genetic eye disease. Now 72, Janet has become used to the daily struggles of being legally blind. “When I’m registering for an appointment, I’m often handed a registration form that I cannot see,” she says. “And, it’s easy to get […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital to reintroduce mandatory masking in patient care areas [Media Releases]

Published On: October 2, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is reinstating masking in patient-care areas for staff, physicians, and volunteers effective Wednesday, October 4. This change aligns with Public Health Ontario‘s guidance as well as other hospitals in the South West region. Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask in waiting rooms and when interacting with […]

Neurologist Joins Medical Team at STEGH [Media Releases]

Published On: September 25, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is pleased to announce that Dr. Teye Umanah, an accomplished and highly skilled neurologist, has joined the hospital team. Dr. Umanah will be providing comprehensive, individualized assessment and care for a full range of neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The types of conditions she […]

Intensivists sharpen skills at CSTAR [News]

Published On: July 6, 2023

The five intensivists who work in our Intensive Care Unit recently attended a Skills Fair at Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics (CSTAR) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). The team was able to leverage CSTAR’s high fidelity simulation and focused on several specialized procedures. This was an excellent learning opportunity and an example of […]

Outdoor Gardening Breathes New Life into Rec Therapy Program [News]

Published On: July 6, 2023

Patients in the Continuing Care Centre at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) have taken their recreation therapy activities outdoors, thanks to support from local donors. The outdoor courtyard, which has been a source of calm and relaxation for many patients, now includes raised garden beds with improved accessibility, sun umbrellas, an enhanced fish pond, […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Welcomes New Board Chair [Media Releases]

Published On: June 8, 2023

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Ross as the new Board Chair of St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). Dan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this leadership role, and we are confident in his ability to guide our institution to new heights. Dan’s impressive track record of successful leadership […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Welcomes Students as part of Discovery Week 2023 [Media Releases]

Published On: May 29, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is thrilled to welcome Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students to begin their learning and training with us during Discovery Week 2023, marking the 25th anniversary of this outstanding partnership. The medical students’ placement stems from an ongoing partnership with Schulich Medicine, based at Western University in London, […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Eases Masking Restrictions [Media Releases]

Published On: April 25, 2023

As of April 25, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has made changes to masking requirements that were introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients and visitors are no longer required to wear a mask in public areas. This includes hallways, elevators, and the Atrium Café. Visitors do not need to wear a mask […]

“Tree of Life” grows as 23 leaves are added in honour of organ and tissue donation at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: April 17, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is proud to announce the addition of 23 donor leaves to its “Tree of Life”, honouring organ and tissue donation at STEGH. In celebration of BeaDonor Month, the hospital is recognizing two organ donors, which led to six organs donated, and 21 tissue donors by adding one leaf for […]

Diagnostic Imaging now receiving eReferrals [News]

Published On: February 1, 2023

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging (DI) department is now able to receive DI eReferrals as part of the Ontario eServices Program using Ocean software. Primary care clinicians and specialists are able to send electronic referrals directly to the DI department from most electronic medical records (EMRs). eReferral provides many benefits for primary care […]