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
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
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.
If a health care professional at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has provided you with excellent patient- and family-centred care, now is your chance to nominate that person for an Exceptional Healer Award.
KHSC invites patients, family members and staff to nominate doctors, nurses and allied health professionals (e.g., physiotherapists,...Read more
Sloan’s sister Cindy Esford says his recovery “has far exceeded what we expected” since being transferred to the Transitional Care Unit (TCU). Now with 22 more beds being added to the unit for a total of 102 beds, more people like Sloan will be able to transition out of the...Read more
A new prone breast biopsy table has been recently installed at Breast Imaging Kingston (BIK) that helps provide better accuracy, shorter procedures and improved patient comfort for those receiving a breast mammography and biopsy.
Known as the Hologic Affirm Prone Biopsy System, patients lay on their stomach and their breast...Read more
Hospitals are filled with tens of thousands of pieces of equipment. If something breaks or doesn’t work right, it could dramatically impact patient care.
That’s where Stéphane Bois comes in.
The senior biomedical technologist is part of a problem solving team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), which oversees technology in...Read more
KHSC has invested $5M to improve and standardize the devices health-care workers, across 11 units, use to monitor patients needing critical care and to look for life-threatening heart rhythms.
“In today’s stretched health-care environments, simplifying work for our staff and improving the quality of care we provide are important areas...Read more
Helping kids with physical, neurological and/or developmental challenges to achieve, belong and inspire in their own communities is at the heart of KidsInclusive Centre for Child & Youth Development (KI). And sometimes, making that connection means travelling 900 kilometres north.
Historically, families from the James Bay area of Northern...Read more
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