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Michael Garron Hospital finally gets new sign

MGH front entrance on Coxwell 170125 -STAFF

MGH front entrance on Coxwell 170125 -STAFF

Whether the timing is coincidental or was prompted by a January 17 story in the latest issue of East York Chronicle released last week, nearly 14 months after announcing it had changed its name, Michael Garron Hospital this week finally has a new sign with the proper name on it.

The hospital announced on Dec. 1 of 2015 that it was changing its name from Toronto East General Hospital to honour a donation of $50 million from the parents of Michael Garron, a boy who was born there and who had died at age 13 from a rare form of soft tissue cancer.

But over 13 months later, as we reported in the January 17 story, even as the hospital celebrated its 88th birthday on January 12 and showed off a new logo, the TEGH name and logo also still appeared on at least one hospital department’s Twitter account as well as on signs identifying the hospital at its main and emergency entrances.

MGH Emergency entrance on Mortimer 170125 -STAFF

MGH Emergency entrance on Mortimer 170125 -STAFF

The reporter who, a few hours prior to Issue 026 going to press on January 17, had noticed that the old “Toronto East General Hospital” sign was still in place above the Coxwell Avenue entrance, yesterday revisited the location and noticed a new sign bearing the new name is now in place.

MGH TEHN twitter acct screen capture with new name and logo in profile photo 170126

MGH TEHN twitter acct screen capture with new name and logo in profile photo 170126

 

 

Additional signs with the new name and logo also appear in various other locations outside the facility, but as of January 25 the TEGH name and logo included on a sign above the hospital’s emergency department entrance on Mortimer Ave. had still not yet been replaced.

MGH Dept of Surgery twitter acct screen capture 170126

MGH Dept of Surgery twitter acct screen capture 170126

 

Likewise, while the hospital’s main “MGH TEHN” Twitter account now uses the new MGH logo for its profile picture, both the hospital’s Obstetrics Department and Department of Surgery, although their names now identify them as MGH departments rather than TEGH, on January 26 were also still using the TEGH name/logo on their profile photos.

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