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County of Simcoe recognized for contributions to Stevenson Memorial Hospital

(New Tecumseth, January 25, 2018) – Today, Stevenson Memorial Hospital (Stevenson) recognized the County of Simcoe for their contributions to Stevenson through the Simcoe County Hospital Alliance. The County presented a cheque to the hospital for the final installment of a 10-year commitment.

The $1.15 million funding over the last 10 years allowed the hospital to purchase a state-of-the-art CT Scanner in 2009. In 2016/17 alone, the scanner provided treatment to 5,900 patients. This important piece of equipment is helping the hospital meet the needs of a growing community, including South Simcoe and surrounding areas, thanks to the County’s support.

“The support that we receive from the County of Simcoe is absolutely critical to our hospital,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, Stevenson. “We rely on funding from our County and the community to help with capital costs, such as much-needed equipment.”

Not only is the hospital meeting the increasing demands of its growing community, but Stevenson’s Emergency Department consistently ranks in the top five high performing hospitals in the province for wait times.

“County funding of our area hospitals is not a requirement, however our Council understands how important healthcare is to our residents and we therefore choose to invest in our area hospitals, their staff and ultimately the communities they serve,” said Warden Gerry Marshall. “As partners, we are very pleased to have supported important capital projects at Stevenson Memorial Hospital over the last 10 years, and we look forward to working closely with the hospital through our renewed 15-year funding commitment.”

From left to right: Michael Martin, Chair, Board of Directors, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Jane Sinclair, General Manager of Health and Emergency Services, County of Simcoe, Deputy Mayor Doug Little, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, Deputy Warden Terry Dowdall, County of Simcoe, Jody Levac, President and CEO, Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Warden Gerry Marshall, County of Simcoe, Councillor Paul Whiteside, Town of New Tecumseth, Mayor Mary Small Brett, Township of Adjala-Tosorontio.


About Stevenson Memorial Hospital:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a progressive rural-based hospital that, with recent funding, offers 40 inpatient beds. The hospital also offers a range of outpatient treatment services, including dialysis, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, cardiology, pediatrics and obstetrics. Situated one hour north of Toronto, this fully-accredited hospital is transforming patient experiences and is planning for an extensive redevelopment to meet the growing needs of the area it serves, including Adjala-Tosorontio, Canadian Forces Base Borden, Essa, Innisfil and New Tecumseth.

For more information, please contact:

Rachael Ogorek, Corporate Communications Specialist
Stevenson Memorial Hospital    (705) 435-6281 ext. 4281