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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 […]

Electroconvulsive Therapy Now Available in St. Thomas [Media Releases]

Published On: April 8, 2019

(St. Thomas, ON) – For individuals suffering from severe depression and other severe mental health problems, St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is now offering Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as a treatment option in the community. What used to involve multiple trips to London is now much easier and accessible. ECT is a procedure done under […]

STEGH & St. Thomas Police Service Conduct Emergency Training Exercise [Media Releases]

Published On: December 19, 2018

MOCK Hospital/Police Service Emergency Training Exercise Taking Place TODAY – December 19 ST. THOMAS, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) and St. Thomas Police Service (STPS) will be coordinating an emergency training exercise and response this morning at the hospital. The exercise is expected to last for approximately 30 minutes. […]

New data from CIHI positions St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital as provincial leader in Emergency wait times [Media Releases]

Published On: November 29, 2018

(St. Thomas, ON) The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) has publicly released 2017-18 indicators from the Your Health System (YHS) web tool and Health Indicators e-Publication, which includes health system data on hospitals, long-term care facilities, and the health of Canadians across the country. Results indicate that St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Welcomes Young Health Care Enthusiasts [Media Releases]

Published On: November 14, 2018

November 14 is Take Our Kids to Work Day (St. Thomas, ON) – Today, over twenty Grade 9 students will be carpooling with their parents to work and will be participating in Take Our Kids to Work Day activities at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH). Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work Day […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Seeks Community Input in Development of Strategic Plan [Media Releases]

Published On: November 5, 2018

(St. Thomas, ON) – The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is embarking on a journey and you are invited to take part! The hospital is seeking ideas from the community to help guide the development of a new Strategic Plan. This Plan will act as a blueprint to meet the unique and specific healthcare […]

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Awarded for Championing Organ and Tissue Donation [Media Releases]

Published On: October 28, 2018

St. Thomas, ON – St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) was recognized by Trillium Gift of Life Network, Ontario’s organ and tissue donation and transplantation agency, for its outstanding efforts to integrate organ and tissue donation into quality end-of-life care. STEGH was presented with the Provincial Conversion Rate Award “We are so proud of our […]