Did you know that every day more than 320,000 patients across the province are treated
and cared for by a doctor?. Whether it's in a hospital, a long-term care facility,
a clinic, or at home, Ontario's doctors are making a positive difference in the
lives of patients by providing high-quality care when it's needed most.
To recognize Ontario's 26,000+ practicing physicians, the Ontario Medical Association
(OMA) is once again launching a "Thanks Doc" campaign which will begin on May 1st,
which is Ontario's annual Doctors' Day. The campaign continues through the month
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) will be recognizing the extraordinary
contributions made by our very own 165 physicians and the important work they do
by participating in this campaign.
"To help us celebrate and recognize our doctors, we invite and encourage you to
submit your stories via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org as an opportunity for you to show your appreciation,"
says Paul Collins, President and CEO.
"I know that each and every day, physicians at STEGH strive to deliver an excellent
experience for their patients by providing compassionate, safe and effective care.
This is a great opportunity for our community to acknowledge this as well."
May 1st was recognized by the provincial government in 2011 as the official day
of appreciation for Ontario's medical profession. The date was chosen to mark the
birthday of Canada's first female physician, Dr. Emily Stowe.