INGERSOLL – As Alexandra Hospital Ingersoll (AHI) prepares to send out its semi-annual Report to the Community, Sandy Jansen, President and CEO, is pleased to confirm that a new physician is now serving our community and innovative equipment is being purchased to continue offering exceptional care to the people of Ingersoll and surrounding area.
“Alexandra Hospital is in a strong position to continue to provide exceptional health care to Ingersoll and our surrounding communities,” says Sandy Jansen. “We are attracting talented physicians and health care leaders with new ideas and equipping our hospital with advanced technology that is equal to or surpasses that found in larger centres.”
Dr. Amy Blake, who recently joined the Alexandra Family Physicians, came to Ingersoll because she appreciates the role community medicine plays and enjoys utilizing her many skills to practice family medicine, emergency and hospital work all in one location. Other talented physicians, Dr. Jay Taylor and Dr. Elizabeth Allen, have also recently joined the Alexandra Medical Centre.
Three more new team members joined AHI recently, further strengthening its leadership: Angela Lekavicius, Clinical Director; Krista Muncaster, Director of Quality, Patient Safety, Patient Experience & Relations; and Andrew Pearson, Director of Human Resources.
Technological upgrading continues at AHI with the advancement of Electronic Health Records into the Clinical Documentation phase. With clinical documentation, AHI patients will undergo fewer tests and benefit from more informed clinical decision-making.
“The technology that we are investing in today allows us to provide better, safer and more efficient care to our patients. It is truly transforming healthcare” says Jansen. “I am very proud of the AHI team members for their commitment to providing the highest quality care and eagerness to employ any technology that benefits patients.”
AHI’s partnering hospital, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital, which also serves our Ingersoll community, recently received funding to add 10 temporary beds to improve overcrowding. More beds in the area mean reduced wait times.
Fundraising continues in the community to ensure AHI has the equipment to provide the care local people deserve and need for the future. In January, The Alexandra Hospital Foundation approved nearly $300,000 to purchase new state-of-the-art equipment to support patient care.
“Together with our incredible team at the hospital, our health care partners and the people of Ingersoll, we continue to elevate the role of community health care and thrive as we move forward,” says Jansen.