The 2021 National Nursing Week theme of “we answer the call” fits Jayne Leonard like a glove.
Over 17 years of bedside nursing at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, followed by 15 years (and running) as an Occupational Health Nurse (OHN), she has been there for the seriously ill—including neurology/neurosurgery, critical...Read more
When Penny Tasevski was asked to describe her father-in-law Aleko Tasevski before he fell critically ill with COVID-19, her voice cracked. “He lives for us [his family], and before he was hospitalized he made my day, every single day.”
Penny has been a part of the Tasevski family for over...Read more
When crisis strikes at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) – from floods to cyber-attacks, and everything in between - the organization flips into a mode of operation called Incident Command; a structure that allows for quick response to navigate through challenges like these as smoothly as possible.
Typically this is...Read more
The numbers are well documented, but can still be staggering.
Over the course of the last year more than a million Canadians have tested positive for COVID-19; nearly 25,000 have died.
In Ontario, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are bursting at the seams; at times, more than 800 people across the...Read more
What started with 10 beds in a Bayshore HealthCare retirement home has expanded over the years, and last month reached a total of 70 beds in the Transitional Care Unit (TCU) that helps patients gain the level of wellbeing they need to get back home.
“Since its inception in the fall...Read more
A multidisciplinary team of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff were recently awarded a grand prize of $100,000 from Merck Canada and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge.
The competition challenged innovators to enhance the patient journey by reducing the length of time between diagnosis and treatment, especially for...Read more
When Administrative Assistant Barb Patterson accepted a three-week temporary position with Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in 1991, she had no idea it was the beginning of a 30-year career in her dream job.
“I can remember sitting in my doctor’s waiting room when I was 11 and thinking I wanted...Read more
While most of the discussion during Ontario’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has focused on bed space for critically ill patients, hospitals across the province are working hard to increase the number of staff to care for them.
“A hospital bed and equipment such as a ventilator are...Read more
Retired Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officer John Hill is a passionate man. He cares deeply for his friends and family. He believes in the positive impact policing can have on communities. As a status member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, he also speaks lovingly about his culture...Read more
This week, we honour our volunteers across Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) as they celebrate National Volunteer Week during a year like no other.
Many volunteers have opted for a leave of absence while staying deeply committed to KHSC, while others have remained active on and off site. And two...Read more