Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thank You Letter from Interim CEO

December 23, 2014
As the old year ends and the new one begins, I would like to thank our communities for their generosity of spirit and financial support to many of our charitable organizations and those in need.

Throughout the area I have seen groups of employees, clubs, auxiliaries, and departments putting their energy together to collect food, gifts, clothing or money so that those less fortunate could have a meaningful Christmas.

On Sunday Dec. 21 I attended Centralia Faith Tabernacle on behalf of South Huron Hospital Foundation.  A full Cast and Creative team of congregation members staged their Annual Christmas play in support of South Huron Hospital Association.  Although those in attendance were there to hear “Everyone’s Christmas Story”, they dug into their pockets in support of South Huron Hospital Association.  At the  end of the evening I was presented with a cheque for over $1,700 ~ and people were still giving as they were leaving for the evening. 

Since the Cardiac Stress testing system at SHHA is coming to end of life, this donation will go a long way towards the $35,000 needed to replace it.

Thanks to Centralia Faith Tabernacle and to all who have made special gifts to South Huron Hospital Association through our Foundation.  Thanks to all of you who have given to those in need this holiday season and throughout the year!


Heather Klopp

Interim CEO

South Huron Hospital Association.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Lung Association Reminds your to Cover your Coughs!

Cover your coughs

Cover your coughs

Cough and sneeze into a tissue or your sleeve

Sneezing and coughing can spread colds, flu, and many other viruses. These viruses live in the saliva and mucus in your nose and throat.
When you sneeze and cough, you spray little droplets of saliva and mucus into the air. Other people can breathe in the droplets and get sick. Or the droplets can land on tables, keyboards, books, and other things. When someone touches these things, then touches their face or eyes, they can catch the virus and get sick.
  • Cough and sneeze into tissues, throw the tissues away, and wash your hands.
  • If you don't have a tissue, turn away from people and cough into your shoulder or your sleeve.
  • Do not cover your coughs and sneezes with your hands.
  • Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

Get your flu and pneumonia shots

Shots (vaccinations) give you the best protection against many diseases, including flu and pneumonia. The Lung Association recommends that:
  • Most people over 6 months old should get the flu shot every year.
  • Most people with COPD and asthma should also get a pneumonia shot.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Seeking Input from Public

The Expert Group wants to hear from individuals, families and caregivers who use the programs and services in question as well as those who provide these services.

What is the most important thing that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care could do to improve home and community care for you?

The survey may be accessed in English here: and in French here:

The survey will be active from today until December 17, 2014

We are seeking input from all members of the community, including clients, care providers and administrators. The survey will be anonymous but may be used to inform future South West LHIN initiatives. We ask that you share this survey with your organization and members of the community.

If you would like to know more about the Home and Community Care Expert Group, please click here.