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
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first hospital in Canada to implement Ulrich CT Motion Injectors from GE Healthcare, which are innovative systems that deliver contrast dye to patients during computed tomography (CT) scans.
The syringeless and wireless injectors are designed to be mobile so they can be...Read more
It can be a rewarding experience working in critical care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), but it’s also tough.
Just ask Cathy Seymour.
A registered nurse for 33 years, she’s been working on Intensive Care Units (ICU) for more than 20 of them.
Now a clinical learning specialist, she’s...Read more
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and experts at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) new Breast Imaging Kingston (BIK) facility are encouraging eligible individuals to book an appointment for a mammogram. The push is part of a campaign aimed at improving breast screening rates in our region, which have declined...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
It’s been in the news a lot lately, and you’ve likely experienced it first-hand at the grocery store checkout: the cost of food is rising, and many Canadians are struggling to keep up. For the teams of dietitians and social workers at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), this means supporting...Read more
Problem solver – that’s one way to describe Lori Silva.
She’s the charge technologist at Breast Imaging Kingston, a state-of-the-art facility which offers screening and precision diagnosis of breast cancer.
Silva wears many hats to ensure the centre runs smoothly.
“I do the ordering, I do the scheduling, I make...Read more
The sooner patients needing rehabilitation can access this care after having a stroke, the better their health outcomes will be, including regaining their independence and integrating back into their communities.
Before stroke team members from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care Hospital (PCH) joined forces in 2019 to...Read more