Her smile is one of the first new employees with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are greeted with, virtually.

As the facilitator of new employee welcome, part of Akshaya Arun’s job is to make sure new hires are set up for success.

“No pressure!” she laughs. “Jokes apart, starting a...Read more

She may not wear a cape (yet), but Carol Foley does have some superhero strength. 

As the ambulance non ambulance transfer clerk, it’s her job to make sure discharged patients or individuals leaving Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) sites for appointments get where they need to be.

For the last...Read more

Many of the activities that are part of a daily routine - like going to the bathroom, getting dressed, or taking a shower- can be impacted by illness or injury and a subsequent hospital stay. That’s where occupational therapists like Sara FitzPatrick step in. 

“Day to day our role is to...Read more

On July 25 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) welcomed a new member to the senior leadership team as Jason Hann assumed the role of Executive VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive.  Hann brings 20-plus years of experience in health care, more than half that time in progressive leadership roles...Read more

It’s often said that the Emergency Department (ED) is the ‘front door to hospital care.’ In fact at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), hundreds of people come through the ED each day, totaling more than 57,000 visits in the last year alone. Whether they arrive by ambulance or walk-in, every...Read more

Forty-six minutes into her first shift in the labour and delivery (L&D), Registered Nurse (RN) Charlene Linklater had already watched a childbirth, an intrauterine resuscitation due to fetal distress and—a first for her—manual removal of the placenta.  Her reaction at the end of the shift?  “I knew I was in...Read more

Issy Dunn is recognized as a Kingston Health Sciences Centre employee by a typical ID badge but two small pins attached to the badge—a rainbow pride flag and a button reading “they/them”—also help to identify Issy as nonbinary (or genderqueer), a term for persons who don’t pigeonhole themselves as solely...Read more

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada. The designation is the highest award possible through the hospital accreditation program.

Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing health care and social services organizations against rigorous standards of excellence to identify what is...Read more

Long respected for its compassionate and culturally-sensitive approach to caring for Cree patients and families who travel to Kingston for medical treatment, Ininew Patient Services (IPS) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been honoured by the Catholic Health Alliance of Canada (CHAC) with its 2022...Read more

For Dr. Leonie Herx, medical director of Palliative Care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, the myth she would like to bust the most about people receiving palliative care is that there is no hope for them.

The opposite is true says Dr. Herx, “Palliative care helps people live well and...Read more