Published in the St. Thomas Times-Journal Bygone Days feature, and on the Archives flickr site, August 8, 2015: https://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/20491634131/in/dateposted-public/.
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Black and white photograph showing a St. Thomas Fire Department evacuation drill at St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, ca. 1965. Firefighters shown are (at top, left to right) Joseph McCarthy, James Johnstone, Ivan Berdan (in civilian clothes, on ladder); and (at bottom, left to right) Gordon Tuck, Max Monroe, William Mailing. The man being lowered from the window is unidentified.
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring the members of the Four Counties Hospital Auxiliary, on June 8, 1978.
R13 S3 Sh6 B2 302a was published in the West Lorne Sun on June 8, 1978, with the caption: "Four Counties Hospital Auxiliary hosted the region's spring conference last week at the International Club, where 300 Auxiliarians from the area bounded by St. Thomas, London and Windsor, met to hear addressed about health care and other subjects pertaining to their efforts in hospitals. Attending from Four Counties' Hospital and Auxiliary were: head Nurse Grace Anderson, Auxiliary President Maxine Elliott of Shetland, Mary Nisbet of Wardsville, Pauline Jensen of Rodney and Anne Fennell of Newbury."
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring a cheque presented to Elgin General Hospital Fund, on November 6, 1986.
R13 S3 Sh6 B5 43a was published in the Rodney Mercury on November 6, 1986, with the caption: “General Hospital’s addition received a shot in the arm Saturday morning when Rodney Adult Centre donated $100, and several people donated generously to the cause. The 58 people who enjoyed coffee and muffins at the Centre, deposited $1 each in the gallon jug, which was added to the centre’s contribution. Pictured are local campaign co-chairman Lloyd Jarvis receiving the $100 cheque from Adult Centre Pres. Doris Melnyk, Jack Ferriman of the St. Thomas campaign headquarters, Mrs. Madeline Kovacs holding the jar, Adult Centre treasurer Bob Coles, and local campaign co-chairman Bill Prieksaitis.”
One black-and-white photograph featuring Jock Best, the new Four Counties' Hospital administrator, on May 23, 1985.
W9 B7 326 was published in the West Lorne Sun on May 23, 1985, with the caption: "Jock Best new Four Counties Hospital administrator. For his 37 years, Jock best, new administrator at Four Counties Hospital has a good education and a wide and varied experience in the health field."
One black-and-white negative photograph featuring Mary Ann Johnston, on July 25, 1974.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 289 was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 25, 1974, with the caption: "Mary Ann Johnston, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Donald Johnston, Clachan, graduates August 2nd from Victoria Hospital School of Nursing and has accepted a position at Strathroy-Middlesex General Hospital."
One black-and-white negative photograph featuring Mrs. Norine Johnston, on August 1, 1974.
R12 S1 Sh5 B2 110 was published in the West Lorne Sun on August 1, 1974, with the caption: "Mrs. Norine Johnston retired June 30th from the Elgin Board of Education's teaching staff after teaching retarded and special educaion students the past 10 years. Thirteen years ago she became a nurses aid at Cedar Springs Hospital. When an opportunity arose for her to teach, and having attended London Normal School prior to being married, she took two summer courses at Orillia, and returned to Cedar Spring's Hospital to teach two years. Then, she accepted a similar position at the Quad County School for the retarded at Pratt Siding, where she remained five years."
Four black-and-white negative photographs featuring the Four Counties Hospital grand opening, on December 7, 1966.
R12 S1 Sh5 B1 267a was published in the Rodney Mercury on December 7, 1966, with the caption: "Newbury Reeve Jack McNaughton, chairman of the Four County's Hopital Board, shared the honor of cutting the ribbon at the official opening Saturday afternoon. The ribbon was cut half way by Stanley W. Martin, Chairman and Manager of the Ontario Hospital Services, Toronto, with Mr. McNaughton severing the white ribbon and getting a great deal of satisfaction from the honor."
Seven black-and-white negative photographs featuring the interior of Four Counties General Hospital in Newbury, on November 30, 1966.
R12 S1 Sh5 B1 259a was published in the Rodney Mercury on November 30, 1966, with the caption: "Four Counties' General Hospital official opening takes place Saturday afternoon at 2:30, when visitors will have an opportunity to view the building. Contractors are rushing its completion, but everything will not be completed for the opening. The hospital and someinnovations are most impressive and everyone should take the opportunity to view it Saturday. It is expected first patients will be accepted about Christmas time."
R12 S1 Sh5 B1 259b was published in the Rodney Mercury on November 30, 1966, with the caption: "Uncompleted operating room is one of the two in the hospital. The walls are of light greenish-blue tile and the high output operating lights have still to be uncovered and won't be until clean-up operations are completed."
R12 S1 Sh5 B1 259c was published in the Rodney Mercury on November 30, 1966, with the caption: "Hospital Courtyard is an impressive extra with this view looking northward from the waiting room. The area has been soddedand planted with ornamental trees. Windows in the backgrounds are on a hallway."
Five black-and-white negative photographs featuring the new addition in the Four Counties Hospital, in July 18, 1985.
W9 B2 348a was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 18, 1985, with the caption: "The reception desk in the emergency ward. Nursing Supervisor Grace Anderson is at left, Secretary Joan Huckle of Newbury, centre, and Nurse Nancy McGregor in the background."
W9 B2 348b was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 18, 1985, with the caption: "The emergency operating room."
W9 B2 348c was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 18, 1985, with the caption: "The recovery and resucitation room."
W9 B2 348d was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 18, 1985, with the caption: "The doctors' room."
W9 B2 348e was published in the West Lorne Sun on July 18, 1985, with the caption: "The spacious new lab."
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring WESS students presenting a cheque for the Four Counties Hospitals' building fund, on February 26, 1987.
W9 B3 120a was published in the West Lorne Sun on February 26, 1987, with the caption: "Ray Hooker of Glencoe, Chairman of Four Counties Hospital's fund-raising committee for the new addition, accepted a cheque for $200 Monday from WESS students Kim Walter, Saria Reynolds, Lisa Bragg, and Teacher Mrs. pat McNally. The money was part of the proceeds of a benefit dance students held for hospitals in November."
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring candy stripers at Four Counties Hospitals, on November 22, 1973.
W9 B6 261a was published in the West Lorne Sun on November 22, 1973, with the caption: “Betty Munroe and Anne Johnston are two Candy Stripers doing volunteer work at Four Counties’ Hospital. Both are WESS students and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Munroe, Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Johnston, Kintyre. They donated their time and effort to the hospital and its patients during the summer vacation and now are working one or two evenings a week. Here Anne is show feeding one of the elderly patients, hospital regulations do not permit to be pictured.”
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring Rodrigue of the Lions Club presenting a cheque to Four Counties Hospital, on November 29, 1973.
W9 B6 269a was published in the Rodney Mercury on November 29, 1973, with the caption: “Rodney Lions’ Club President Gerry Rodrigue presented Four Counties’ Hospital Administrator Maich with a cheque for $812.45 at Saturday night’s hospital benefit dance, the sum being the profit from the dance. Mr. Maich thanked the club for its generosity and explained that next year $23,000 is required for new equipment, which the provincial government does not pay for. Nearly 400 attended the dance and enjoyed dancing to Glen Rumble’s Chateau-Gal Orchestra.”
Two black-and-white negative photographs featuring the doctors and officials of Four Counties' Hospital, on October 24, 1974.
W9 B6 376a was published in the Rodney Mercury on October 24, 1974, with the caption: "Doctors and officials of Four Counties' Hospital welcomed Minister of Health, The Hon. Frank Miller and Middlesex MPP Robert Eaton to the Hospital Thursday noon, where they had a consultation with the board, toured the building, viewed its facilities and dined there. It was the minister's first visit to the hospital and he was reported well pleased. Seated are Dr. J. R. Macpherson of Highgate, Ontario Hospital Ass'n. Board member C. I. Black, Mr. Miller, Hospital Board Chairman Robert Fennell. Standing are Dr. Archie Macpherson of Duart, Hospital Administrator Alfred Maich and Middlesex Mpp Robert Eaton."