KHSC has invested $5M to improve and standardize the devices health-care workers, across 11 units, use to monitor patients needing critical care, and 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 of...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
A new electrocardiogram (ECG) machine is now in place at the Cancer Centre that is helping to improve patient flow, access to technology and resulting in quicker turnaround to diagnostics. Prior to the arrival of this new machine, patients who required an ECG would have to wait until one was...Read more
Every year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre's (KHSC) Medical Staff Association (MSA) recognizes the leaders and dedicated clinical-care providers whose achievements stand out and are noteworthy. In addition to the yearly awards granted to an Outstanding Clinician and a Clinician Innovator, this year two new awards have been added - Outstanding Allied Health Care Colleague of the Year and Outstanding Nursing...Read more
When she first started training to be a spiritual health practitioner, it wasn’t long before Kelly Collins was telling her supervisor: “I want your job.”
That certainty remains strong after 10 years of spiritual health care training, practice and teaching in various health-care settings, including a new role as spiritual...Read more
The Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Auxiliary has launched its 2022 Teddy Bear Campaign, a cherished annual tradition geared to purchasing patient care equipment for the pediatric program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).
The 19th annual campaign runs until December 23 with the aim of raising $25,000 through the sponsorship...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has declared COVID-19 outbreaks on the Connell 3 and Davies 5 units at its Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site. Four patients are associated with the outbreak on Connell 3 and five patients have now tested positive on Davies 5. Both units are currently closed to...Read more
Health-care staffing shortages are impacting hospitals and health-care organizations across Canada, including here at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). KHSC’s efforts to recruit new staff have attracted hundreds of new people to the organization over the last few months, but we still have a way to go. We spoke to...Read more
Aveleigh Kyle worked as an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) registered nurse (RN) for almost 37 years before retiring eight years ago. She has never really left, taking on part-time and casual roles throughout Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).
Since March, she and Tammy Knox, another retired RN, have been resource...Read more
It’s one of those positions you may never have heard of, but without people like Bradley Leaver Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) wouldn’t be able to perform many of its procedures.
Leaver is a medical device reprocessing technician.
It’s no secret health care facilities use a wide array of equipment,...Read more
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