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About Us

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The Wellington Health Care Alliance is comprised of three, rural, acute care hospitals: Groves Memorial Community Hospital in Fergus, and North Wellington Health Care, with hospital sites in Mount Forest (Louise Marshall Hospital) and Palmerston (Palmerston and District Hospital). Each hospital provides a comprehensive range of surgical, inpatient and outpatient services; including 24/7 emergency and obstetrical care. WHCA is an administrative alliance that was formed to provide a strong, consistent voice for rural health care. We value the strength we have with our health care partners across the Waterloo-Wellington region. Our vision is: Your Health Matters. Our mission is: Together, advancing exceptional care and wellness. Our values:  We are compassionate, respectful, innovative, professional and collaborative.

 

Strategic Goals

Our strategic goals are to:

  • Focus on patient care and safety
  • Focus on quality improvement and the hospitals of tomorrow
  • Achieve a safe, healthy and respectful workplace
  • Achieve a balanced and sustainable financial position
To view our Stratetgic Plans please click on the link below:

Patient Declaration of Values

Patient Declaration of Values for Waterloo Wellington:

As a patient of the hospital, I believe I have the right to the best care the organization can deliver.

As a patient or client, I value that….

  • I am provided with high quality care and services that focus on my whole being – mind, body and spirit.
  • My family and I are treated with respect, compassion and understanding of our unique needs.
  • I am an active partner in my health care and as such am given reliable and current information so I can make informed decisions.
  • I can express my appreciation or concerns about my health care experience knowing my health care provider are actively listening.

Senior Management Team

Stephen Street
President and CEO

Stephanie Pearsall
VP Patient Services/Chief Nursing Executive

Dan Coghlan
VP Corporate/Planning and CFO

Dr. Rick Gergovich

Chief of Staff

History

Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

Dr. Abraham Groves (1847-1935) was a famous surgeon in Fergus, Ontario.

He was a pioneer in the use of antiseptics and sterilization, stomach surgery, and X-ray treatment for cancer. Dr. Groves was the first surgeon in Canada to perform an appendectomy; before that, people with appendicitis died.

Almost from the beginning of his practice, his ability and skill as a surgeon began to be recognized, and the demands for his professional services grew rapidly.

He opened a hospital, the Royal Alexandra, in Fergus in 1902 and included a nursing school.

Dr. Groves gave the hospital to Fergus in 1935 and it was rebuilt as the Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

 

Groves Memorial Community Hospital

  • Our Location

  • 235 Union Street East, Fergus, ON N1M 1W3
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  • Phone: (519) 843-2010