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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Encourages Appropriate Use of the Emergency Room [Media Releases]

Published On: March 14, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Urges the Community to Use the Emergency Department Appropriately (St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is being proactive to have a staged response to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are asking members of the public to not come to the Emergency unless it is an emergency or […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital modifies visiting hours [Media Releases]

Published On: March 13, 2020

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Modifies Visiting Hours (St. Thomas, ON) – In order to ensure that we protect the health and wellbeing of our patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and the broader community, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital will modify its visiting hours. Changes take effect Friday, March 13 at 8:00 PM. The modified […]

Delicious changes are underway at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital [Media Releases]

Published On: March 2, 2020

CHALLENGING THE STEREOTYPE OF “TYPICAL” HOSPITAL FOOD Delicious changes are underway at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is implementing changes to improve the culinary experience in the Atrium Café. As one of the few hospitals left in Southwestern Ontario that still cooks a large percentage of […]

Screening Saved My Life: Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Media Releases]

Published On: October 1, 2019

Screening Saved My Life: Corinne’s Story of Strength & Survival October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (St. Thomas, ON) One in eight women are expected to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Corinne Roos did not think she would be the one. It came just one day after losing her 13-year old German Shepherd – […]

STEGH is now a Fully Accredited Breast Assessment Program [Media Releases]

Published On: August 27, 2019

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is now a Fully Accredited Breast Assessment Program (St. Thomas, ON) STEGH has received formal recognition by Cancer Care Ontario as a breast assessment program. This means, STEGH joins 70 centres across the province that offer a complete complement of services in the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. […]

STEGH Achieves Accreditation with Exemplary Standing [Media Releases]

Published On: July 30, 2019

(St. Thomas, ON) St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) has achieved Accreditation with Exemplary Standing – the highest rating a health care organization in Canada can receive. Last month, STEGH hosted a team of peer surveyors from Accreditation Canada – an independent organization that sets standards for quality and safety in health care. The Accreditation […]

STEGH Launches New Strategic Plan – Imagine 2023: Creating a Healthier Tomorrow [Media Releases]

Published On: June 10, 2019

June 10, 2019 (St. Thomas, ON) – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is pleased to unveil its new Strategic Plan, a road map for the next four years, which will guide the organization’s work to improve health care for patients and the community. “Ontario’s health care system is in the midst of transformative change that […]

Young, Healthy & a Stroke Survivor – Stroke Awareness Month [Media Releases]

Published On: June 6, 2019

June 6, 2019 (St. Thomas, ON) – Two days before Kristin Weber celebrated her 40th birthday, she suffered a stroke. A healthy wife and mother of five-year old son, Jamieson, Kristin may have appeared to be an unlikely candidate for such a serious medical emergency. What may be surprising, is that a stroke can happen […]

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 […]

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 […]