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Discovery Week Brings Rural and Regional Medicine Front and Centre [Media Releases]

Published On: May 23, 2019

Six million Canadians live in rural and remote communities, making up almost 20 per cent of the population. The Canadian Institute for Health Information reports that less than ten per cent of physicians practise in those areas, but that number has been on the steady increase since 2013. Research has shown that one of the […]

National Medical Lab Week [News]

Published On: May 21, 2019

April 21 – 27 is National Medical Laboratory Week. Medical Laboratory Professionals are essential to your health. Whenever or wherever you need them, they are on your health care team. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the laboratory at STEGH? Watch this video and find out: Medical Lab Week 2019 on Biteable.

Building Connections with our Patients [News]

Published On: May 17, 2019

We have introduced a communication framework at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) to build more connection between staff, patients, and families to ensure an excellent patient experience in every visit. 

360 Degrees of Mental Health [News]

Published On: May 10, 2019

With at least 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental health disorder in their lifetime according to a 2015 study by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, there’s a vast spectrum of possible mental health challenges affecting just as broad a spectrum of people. Yet there remains a commonality: mental health impacts how you feel and function in some of the most significant areas of your life.

Health Care Providers to Complete a Readiness Assessment for an Ontario Health Team [Media Releases]

Published On: May 2, 2019

(St. Thomas, ON) – On Friday, April 26, 2019, health care providers from across the Elgin / St. Thomas community, including primary care, long term care, mental health, community health centres and the hospital, met to explore interest in submitting an application to establish an Ontario Health Team (OHT). The attendees agreed to proceed with […]