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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital welcomes medical students as part of Discovery Week [Media Releases]

Published On: May 27, 2024

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students will begin their learning and training with St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) during Discovery Week 2024, marking the 26th anniversary of this outstanding partnership. The medical students’ placement stems from an ongoing partnership with Schulich Medicine, based at Western University in London, Ont. For the past 26 […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Adds 24 Leaves to “Tree of Life” in Tribute to Organ and Tissue Donation [Media Releases]

Published On: April 8, 2024

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is delighted to unveil the addition of 24 donor leaves to its “Tree of Life,” a heartfelt tribute honoring the profound impact of organ and tissue donation at STEGH. In recognition of Be a Donor Month, the hospital acknowledges the selfless acts of two organ donors, whose generosity gave […]

New Team in the Emergency Department Supports Patients with Dementia [Media Releases]

Published On: February 20, 2024

The Emergency Department (ED) at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has added an additional level of support for patients with dementia as well as their family caregivers. The Integrated Dementia Resource Team collaborates with hospital staff to support patients in the Emergency Department, provide reassurance, and help to make their visit less stressful. They […]

Celebrating 10 Years of Mental Health Care at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: January 30, 2024

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of mental health care at STEGH, marking a decade of commitment to excellence and innovation, and a significant impact in mental health services. Since bringing inpatient and outpatient mental health services to STEGH in 2014, the Mental Health Department has evolved into […]

Trial underway to improve efficiency in the Emergency Department [News]

Published On: January 4, 2024

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is trialing a new patient queuing process in the Emergency Department (ED). With the new take-a-number system, patients who arrive in the department will take a number from a ticket dispenser machine and wait their turn to meet with a triage nurse. The new process is in response to patient […]

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, […]