When Doug Duffy woke up on April 24, he was expecting to have a typical Saturday. He had taken the dog out and had just finished taking photos of recently acquired telephone memorabilia. Then – throwing the rest of his weekend plans out the window – he had a stroke,...Read more
The six hospital organizations in the southeast have signed an agreement with Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) to transform the experiences of those providing and receiving health care, with the implementation of a shared health information system (HIS) that includes electronic health records.
Once implemented, the regional system supported by...Read more
As June 21 marks National Indigenous People’s Day and Solstice – the longest day of the year, Nursing Support Assistant Yessica Rivera Belsham recognizes the importance of coming together to celebrate Mother Earth, our culture, our languages, and our traditions across Turtle Island.
“My heart is with the people in Northern Ontario...Read more
“I am happy to report that the artwork is finally up on the Burr 4 Mental Health & Addictions Unit and it looks fantastic,” says Melanie Darling, Program Manager Child & Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health & Addiction Program. “The idea for the paintings began when Spiritual Health Practitioner James Graham...Read more
Celebrating his authentic self is something Nicholas Axas believes in doing every day, not just during Pride Month in June. Ditto, he says, for his workplace at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), where he serves as operational director of the mental health and addiction care program.
“Part of the reason...Read more
While many members of the Kingston community had to dial back on work, or work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, KHSC’s Karen van Wylick did the exact opposite. After spending several years away from the organization to raise her children, van Wylick took the pandemic as an opportunity to...Read more
After unexpectedly travelling hundreds of kilometres by land or air to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for critical care, many out-of-region patients with COVID-19 are now heading homewards, thankful for better health and wrapped in a little extra Kingston love.
The love comes in the form of cheerful discharge bags...Read more
In Eastern Ontario, the Victoria Day long weekend serves as the unofficial start to the summer season. However, as many start to hit the highways to head to cottages; or take their ATVs, motorcycles, bikes and boats out for a spin, it also is the beginning of what KHSC’s medical...Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has often been described as a marathon, not a sprint. With a finish line that is off in the distance, health-care workers on Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COVID-19 inpatient units are regularly going an extra mile, or two, for their patients and each other.
Cristina Assuncao-Costa...Read more
Personal care assistant (PCA) Tracy Fox says the people who choose her line of work are a ‘special breed,’ and that it’s not for everyone, as it requires a certain personality and caring skills to do this vital role and to be a successful member of the care team.