Another year has passed that has made me grateful to have STEGH in my community. I feel fortunate that I have been able to sit on the Board of this top-performing hospital and observe the determination and success of this organization’s people.
-Melanie Taylor, Board Chair
Our Board has seen how the STEGH Lean “Transforming Care” journey is engaging people in improvement and truly moving us forward on our quest to deliver an excellent patient experience – every time. As an example, STEGH continues to lead the province in the lowest Emergency Department wait times!
Some of the Board’s primary functions include approving goals and strategic direction, overseeing quality of care, overseeing financial condition and resources, and I am pleased to say STEGH has met and exceeded our expectations – particularly impressive in a time of a rapidly-changing health care model.
Looking ahead, we are so excited about the Redevelopment Project that has been so many years in the making. There was a time when we weren’t sure our community would receive the new Emergency Department, Surgical Suites, Medical Devices Reprocessing Department, and Mental Health facilities that are now poised to become a reality in the not too distant future. The Board’s role in overseeing the Redevelopment Project has brought us some challenges, but it is these challenges that will make the sight of the first shovel in the ground that much more rewarding. The expansion to the hospital will mean brand-new facilities that complement the excellent care that our staff and physicians provide for the residents of St. Thomas and Elgin County and will take us one step closer to achieving our vision of an excellent patient care experience every time.
The Board of Governors is currently seeking community members to fill vacant positions on committees and the Board. If you are interested in health care, quality, continuous improvement, organizational management, or customer service, I would encourage you contact us or submit an application online at www.stegh.on.on/about-us/our-board-governors