For approximately 25 per cent of patients in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) ICU with serious injury to their kidneys, continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), a special type of dialysis, can be life-saving.
In December, KHSC’s fleet of CRRT machines, the only ones available in southeastern Ontario, was upgraded to...Read more
Have you ever met someone who just beams positivity?
Like they’re always in a good mood and anytime you connect with them you’re left feeling energized?
That’s Joanna Elliott. She’s an administrative assistant with #myKHSC’s Ambulatory Care program, but her title should probably be kindness specialist.
“Showing kindness is so important...Read more
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre, managed by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), has provided safe and timely access to COVID-19 PCR testing, on-site clinical assessments by nurses, paramedics and physicians, and access to COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations for Kingston and surrounding communities.
Now, as...Read more
As the largest acute care program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the Medicine units that make up the department have the ability to improve the health outcomes of many patients.
Before the Medicine program embarked on a quality improvement initiative last summer to reduce the number of patients who...Read more
In July 2020, Tricia Anderson headed to the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at the Beechgrove Complex.
A professor with St. Lawrence College’s nursing program, she was joining the ‘Swab Squad’ as the lead nurse on weekends.
“The academic year was finished and our then associate dean was supportive of us contributing...Read more
Kingstonian Kristen Jones has been followed by Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) cardiologists since she was diagnosed, at two years old, with a bicuspid aortic valve. It’s a congenital condition that means she was born with an aortic valve with two flaps instead of three.
The aortic valve controls the...Read more
The children’s cancer unit at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site is feeling extra loved today as a result of some kind and thoughtful community members.
This past week, both Robbie and Tori separately provided gifts to help benefit children who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer at the KGH...Read more
Think back to when you turned 18-years-old. How did you celebrate?
Did you buy a lottery ticket, get a tattoo, or cast your first ballot in an election?
Benjamin Ma marked the milestone birthday in October 2020, with a first of his own.
He applied for an access control screener...Read more
There’s a popular phrase professional baseball player Marcus Stroman coined – ‘height doesn’t measure heart’.
And that’s certainly the case for Kimberley Dickinson. Standing tall at a mighty 4 feet 10 inches, the #myKHSC environmental services assistant is like a ray of sunshine, beaming positivity everywhere she goes at Hotel Dieu...Read more
The calling to help others is a special bond that connects and motivates many people who work in healthcare. For two Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) physicians, this drive isn’t just limited to patients in southeastern Ontario but has extended to include support for patients around the globe.
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