Activist. Advocate. Innovator. Meghan Engbretson fits all three categories but the advocate role best fits the Infection Control Practitioner whose activities speak loudly for patients and safe health care.
With COVID-19 setting a hectic pace for the infection control team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), Engbretson has played a...Read more
“I have never in my life been so excited or thankful to receive a vaccine,” says Nanette Isaac, a registered nurse at Extendicare in Kingston, who was the first long-term care worker in the region to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. “This gives me tremendous hope, and confidence that I am...Read more
Cristiano, 7, has been using a ventilator since he was six months old.
When he was able to go home from the hospital for the first time at about 18 months of age, Cristiano’s parents were excited but afraid. They would become his frontline health-care team, monitoring his needs and...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) laboratory services has received full accreditation for another four-year period.
“Achieving these results was a collaborative effort by all laboratory staff, as well as departments across KHSC, and speaks to the wide engagement of stakeholders that were involved in preparing for this accreditation process,” says...Read more
Over 200 people in the Kingston area struggling with anxiety and depression have enrolled in a free, nine- to 12-week online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) program through Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Mental Health and Addiction program.
“This online program is making it easier and faster for people to access...Read more
Children’s Healthcare Canada has named Kingston’s own Kate Griffin as the winner of the 2020 Patient and Family Leadership award in recognition of her dedication to improving the patient and family experience for those accessing pediatric health care in Canada.
Griffin has been a member of the Kingston Health Sciences...Read more
The Pediatric Chairs of Canada (PCC) have announced that Dr. Kirk Leifso of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is a recipient of their inaugural COVID Leadership Award. Dr. Leifso is Kingston’s only pediatric infectious disease expert, and is being recognized for his ongoing commitment to patients, colleagues and residents during the...Read more
We regret to announce that Sister Rosemarie Kugel, Religious Hospitaller of Saint Joseph (RHSJ) of the Hotel Dieu Hospital, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 10. She passed away at Providence Motherhouse here in Kingston.
Many staff, volunteers, physicians, RHSJ Associates and alumnae of the HDH St. Joseph’s School of Nursing will...Read more
It’s a tradition that even a pandemic cannot stop. On November 2, the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Auxiliary launched its 2020 Teddy Bear Campaign to help purchase patient care equipment for the pediatric program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).
“Even with COVID-19 challenges, we’re ready to roll out this annual tradition,”...Read more
As part of the provincial government’s COVID-19 fall preparedness plan, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will receive over $10 million in government funding to open a new inpatient surgical unit at the Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site.
“Increasing our hospital capacity in this way directly relates, and is essential, to...Read more