Physician in a white coat with stethoscope in hand. Patients in the background out of focus.


SHHA Reaches 98% COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

October 01, 2021

We are all aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on patients, families and our community. According to Huron Perth Public Health Unit we can minimize these impacts into the future by increasing vaccinations rates.


In mid-August, SHHA put out a call to all staff, physicians and Board members to see if we could obtain an overall vaccination rate of 92%. Within two weeks, our documented vaccination rate was well over that percentage. This achievement called for a celebration of sorts! So, on Wednesday, September 22, South Huron Hospital hosted a box lunch day for all staff. Also, to ensure all shifts were covered, the team decided on four different days to share the celebration with everyone that works here at South Huron Hospital between September 22nd and October 1st.


Michelle Wick, the Chief Nursing Executive at South Huron Hospital Association said, "Our healthcare team goes above and beyond to prioritize the care needs of others, each and every day. Getting vaccinated is just one example of how our team is demonstrating that we care about our families, each other and the communities that we serve. At South Huron Hospital Association, we are so proud to recognize our team for their continued dedication during the ongoing pandemic and for leading the way to keep all of us safe and healthy, by getting vaccinated. To our team at SHHA, we appreciate you!" This was further supported by this statement from Nancy Peter, Interim President & CEO, “We have an incredible team of dedicated staff and physicians, that strive to provide the very best environment and care for our patients and their families. Our Board members also accepted the challenge and soon had a vaccination rate of 100% amongst its members.”


Congratulations to the all that helped South Huron Hospital Association achieve this high rate of vaccination.