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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 […]

Three new COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics Open in Elgin County [Media Releases]

Published On: January 17, 2023

Partners of the Elgin Ontario Health Team (OHT) today announced the opening of three new COVID, Cold and Flu Care Clinics. These new medical clinics test, assess, and provide treatment for people with COVID-19 and other cold and flu-like illnesses. “With high numbers of respiratory illnesses circulating in our region, we know this cold and […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Urges Public to Maintain Safety Measures Amid Capacity Issues [Media Releases]

Published On: October 27, 2022

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) continues to deal with staffing concerns and high occupancy rates, meaning a shortage of beds and longer emergency wait times. With flu season around the corner, STEGH does not anticipate these challenges to subside any time soon. In fact, the approaching winter months could make the situation worse. “We […]

Shining a Light on Men’s Breast Cancer [Media Releases]

Published On: October 5, 2022

In late 2020, while the world struggled in response to a global pandemic, Brian Lynch was navigating a health concern of his own. After shoveling snow one evening, he noticed changes to one of his nipples. Like many, Brian turned to the computer for answers. What jumped out at him immediately was the possibility of […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Capacity Challenges [Media Releases]

Published On: June 28, 2022

(St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is notifying residents in Elgin County of the pressures facing the local healthcare system. Hospitals across the South West continue to experience human resources shortages, including physicians, and all hospitals are working closely together to minimize potential service impacts and manage wait times. Heading into the […]

Masking Requirement to Continue at STEGH [Media Releases]

Published On: June 9, 2022

Although COVID-19 related hospitalizations and critical illnesses are declining across the province, vulnerable populations continue to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infections and other acute respiratory illnesses. STEGH is committed to doing everything possible to keep patients and staff safe. This includes following best practices in infection, prevention and occupational health practices. STEGH will […]