OUR Community Invests $1.2 Million in OUR Hospital!

St. Thomas, ON – Thanks to the generosity of donors in St. Thomas, Elgin County, and beyond, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation continued its support of OUR Hospital this year with a gift of $1.2 million. The distribution included for example, patient equipment for the 2018/19 fiscal year.

Incoming Foundation President Sandra DiMeo explains the positive impact this will have on the healthcare in our community, “the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital strives for patient care excellence for our families and entire community. The healthcare innovation happening at our own community hospital is incredible, and the STEGH Foundation is proud to support frontline staff through important investments in patient care equipment and nursing education.”

“The impact our donors and community make can been seen on a daily basis throughout OUR Hospital. It had been an exciting year with our “Care by Parent” Residence opening, as well a newly renovated space to accommodate two mammography units, which has expanded our screening services,” Foundation Executive Director, Paul Jenkins comments. “We are so excited for the year ahead with many more projects to accommodate the growth of OUR Hospital services. The STEGH Foundation will continue our efforts to support state-of-the-art patient care equipment, and, assist in supporting educational opportunities for our nursing staff.”

The “BIG” cheque presentation preceded the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting, which took place on Thursday, June 29th. The AGM included nominations for the Board of Directors for 2019/20. Sandra DiMeo was elected President; Judy Thorner was re-elected Vice-President, while Lyle McLean will continue to serve as Treasurer. The STEGH Foundation said thank you and goodbye to Lois Hamilton and Kathy Cook Noble who have both retired from the Board of Directors. The Foundation also welcomed two community members, Martha Zacharias from Aylmer, along with Danial Dale of Central Elgin, who have joined as board members.

The STEGH Foundation continues to work closely with philanthropic minded community members to raise more than $500,000 annually to purchase patient care equipment. Help us transform our healthcare through a gift of support to OUR Hospital.

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Several members of the STEGH Foundation Board of Directors and staff gather with the “BIG” cheque, which represents the amount transferred to the Hospital for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Since 1985, the Hospital has received more than $42 million for patient care needs thanks to the generosity of OUR donors.

About the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation
Since 1985, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation has collaborated with the community to support OUR Hospital in the delivery of an excellent patient care experience. Through the generosity of OUR donors, we invest in the professional development of frontline staff, advanced medical equipment, and the physical infrastructure of our award-winning Hospital. Visit ItsOURHospital.ca and like us on Facebook to learn more.

About the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital
The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is a 157-bed facility providing comprehensive 24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Emergency, Mental Health and Family Medicine. More than 880 professionals work at STEGH, with nearly 200 credentialed professional staff who provide in-hospital care ensuring that we provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient who walk through our doors. As a fully accredited Hospital, we are proud to serve the City of St. Thomas and all seven municipalities within the County of Elgin. Visit STEGH.on.ca to learn more.

Media Inquiries Contact
Paul Jenkins, Executive Director
Phone | 519.631.2030 ex. 2247
Email | pjenkins@stegh.on.ca
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