On April 1, 2018, South Bruce Grey Health Centre will celebrate its 20th anniversary as a multi-site hospital organization. On April 1, 1998, Chesley and District Memorial Hospital, Durham Memorial Hospital, Kincardine and District General Hospital and the County of Bruce General Hospital amalgamated to become South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC).
South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s four hospital sites in Chesley, Durham, Kincardine and Walkerton continue to offer 24-7 emergency services, acute care, and a full complement of laboratory and diagnostic imaging services in each community.
“Since day one, this organization has worked hard to create a strong and viable health system for our communities,” explains Paul Rosebush, South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s President and CEO. “Our success as an organization is due to our dedicated and exceptional staff, many of whom have been with us since we became one organization.”
To mark the occasion, South Bruce Grey Health Centre is launching a new logo, which represents the thriving rural communities of Grey and Bruce, and the Lake Huron shoreline, encompassed in a circle of care.
“It seems fitting that to mark this significant occasion in 2018, we take this opportunity to renew our identity as South Bruce Grey Health Centre,” says Rosebush. “Our goal is to have a brand that clearly represents our organization, and one that has a more modern look, as our previous logo was developed at the time of amalgamation in 1998.”
“Change is never easy, and the process of amalgamation did not come without significant challenges. However, the reality is that we are stronger together. We have accomplished so much for health care in our small, rural communities that would not have been possible otherwise. With the unwavering support of our local hospital foundations and our combined resources, we are very proud to be able to offer leading edge health care and specialized services to our patients, while still having the unique and friendly atmosphere of a small hospital.”
Later in the month, an anniversary celebration will be held at each of South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s four sites.