About the St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

The St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital (STEGH) is one of the foremost high volume community hospitals in Ontario.

STEGH is a 158 bed facility providing comprehensive 24-hour coverage in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health, Obstetrics, Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Emergency and even Family Medicine!

More than 800 professionals work at our accredited facility, including more than 200 credentialed professional staff who deliver the patient care excellence to every patient who walks through our Hospital’s doors.

STEGH’s range of hospital services includes: emergency medicine, a surgical program, cardio respiratory services, sleep studies, palliative care, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, education programs, paediatrics, obstetrics, to name just a few! Visit stegh.on.ca to find our more about OUR Hospital!

STEGH’s Executive Team:
President and CEO: Dr. Nancy Whitmore
Chief Financial Officer: Tonya Sheldon
Vice-President Medical Affairs and Chief of Staff: Dr. Waleed Chehadi
Vice-President and Chief Nursing Officer: Karen Davies
Vice-President and Chief of Human Resources: Mary Stewart


  • One Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award (2014), along with four consecutive Platinum Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards (2010-2013) – alongside only Toronto’s Mount Sinai – from the Ontario Hospital Association and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
  • Accreditation with Exemplary Status – the highest – from Accreditation Canada, a non-profit that provides healthcare organizations with a fact-based way to improve the services they provide to patients.
  • For the last three years, STEGH has had the lowest ER wait times in Ontario – first of 74 hospitals – leading to a $1.8 million performance payment from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 2014.
  • In May 2015, the STEGH Foundation won the St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Award of Merit following STEGH’s acceptance of the Free Enterprise Award of Merit in May 2014.

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