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President of the OMA visits Stevenson Memorial Hospital

On Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Dr. Nadia Alam, President of the Ontario Medical Association paid a special visit to Stevenson Memorial Hospital, meeting with physicians and members of the Hospital’s Leadership team. She also participated in a tour of the Hospital and learned about the challenges staff face working in a community hospital in need of a redevelopment.

“It was well worth the drive to visit Stevenson Memorial Hospital,” says Dr. Nadia Alam, President of the Ontario Medical Association. “They are a small hospital that is doing so much with so little. I think what they are asking for is the desire to fund the needs of patients today. Not just to use legacy data to try and project for the future, but looking at what is happening today, what patients need today and have that funding matched.”

“It really meant a lot to us to have Dr. Alam here at Stevenson, seeing first-hand the important role physicians play in a rural community,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, Stevenson Memorial Hospital. “Many of our departments are bursting at the seams, functioning in outdated spaces and her presence will help bring exposure to these issues and build momentum as we await approval for our redevelopment.”

In December 2018, Stevenson Memorial Hospital submitted the outstanding questions to its Stage 1 and Draft Stage 2 proposal to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Capital Branch. Discussions are set for early May with both the Central LHIN and Capital Branch on the status of the Hospital’s redevelopment project.

Stevenson Memorial Hospital is a progressive, acute care, community-based hospital located in the Town of New Tecumseth that offers 38 inpatient beds and a range of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services, including cataract, general surgery, maternal childcare and dialysis, as well as an Emergency Department with 24/7 coverage.