L-R: Ken Monteith, STEGH Foundation Campaign Chair; Constables|
Jeff Deleeuw & Chad Howey, St Thomas Police Association members;
Constable Brian Kempster, St Thomas Police Association President;
and Paul Jenkins, STEGH Foundation Executive Director
St. Thomas' finest have stepped up to support the Great Expansion of the St. Thomas
Elgin General Hospital. The St. Thomas Police Association has committed $15,000
towards the largest investment in our award-winning Hospital since it was built
in 1954. This gift brings the Foundation one step closer to our overall $13 million
fundraising goal for this transformational project. To date, nearly $11 million
has been pledged or paid.
"We couldn't be more thrilled to have partnered with the St. Thomas Elgin General
Hospital Foundation to improve the healthcare for our entire community by making
a gift towards the Great Expansion of STEGH," says St. Thomas Police Association
President, Constable Brian Kempster. "Our services are mutually supportive - that
is, to help the community by providing the best care possible. An investment in
OUR Hospital affirms the importance we place on having access to excellent healthcare
within St. Thomas and Elgin County."
STEGH will see the construction of a new building that will house an Emergency Department,
Surgical Suite, a permanent home for our Mental Health program, and a Sterile Processing
Department. The Foundation is leading the $13 million capital campaign to help fund
the "Great Expansion" and has raised nearly $11 million to date.
This project will enable OUR Hospital to keep pace with a dynamic and changing
healthcare system that provides our community with a local state-of-the-art healthcare
facility. As a Provincial leader in ER wait times, the Great Expansion will only
improve an increasingly high performing Hospital.
"The Great Expansion will ensure our community members and their families receive
the healthcare they deserve ... during each visit, at every stage of life, and most
importantly, as close to home as possible. We are grateful for the support of the
St. Thomas Police Association in helping us achieve our fundraising goal," explains
Paul Jenkins, Executive Director.
The community is invited to join the St. Thomas Police Association in support of
the incredible transformations taking place at STEGH. There are many ways individuals,
businesses and civic organizations to get involved and the best place to start is
by visiting ItsOURHospital.ca.
The St. Thomas Police Association is a non-profit organization that is committed
to assisting other non-profit and charitable organizations in our community as well
as meeting the needs of the men and women employed by the St. Thomas Police Service
(both uniform and civilian employees).
Since 1985, the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital Foundation has partnered 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. In 2014, we are raising money to fulfill our $13
million commitment to the Great Expansion of STEGH. Please visit ItsOURHospital.ca
and like us on Facebook (STEGHFoundation) to learn more.
The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is a 166-bed facility providing comprehensive
24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia,
Emergency and Family Medicine. More than 800 professionals work at STEGH, including
over 200 credentialed Professional Staff who provide in-hospital care ensuring that
we provide the highest quality of care to each and every patient that walks through
our doors. As a fully accredited Hospital, we are proud to serve the City of St.
Thomas and all eight municipalities within the County of Elgin. Please visit stegh.on.ca to learn more.