Out of a heartbreaking tragedy, the suicide death of a 21-year-old son, brother and friend, has come a heartwarming initiative involving the Quinte Humane Society that supports people who have experienced a serious health issue called psychosis that affects the brain and significantly changes the way a person thinks and...Read more
Without knowing which type of lung disease is causing a person’s shortness of breath, it is difficult to treat their symptoms and address possible causes. A lung biopsy is often the only way to determine the type of interstitial lung disease (ILD) a person has. ILD is a group of...Read more
Their exemplary skill in infusing every patient interaction with caring, respect and collaboration has earned neurologist Dr. Lysa Lomax and Registered Practice Nurse Jerry Haffner the 2019 Exceptional Healer Awards.
The Awards honour nurses, physicians and allied health professionals across our two hospital sites who are innovative in their approaches...Read more
Thanks to many generous donations, living our mission of caring for others translated into a warmer winter for hundreds in our community this year.
By the time the annual Coat Drive co-sponsored by our Hotel Dieu Hospital site and St. Mary’s Cathedral wrapped up recently, the distribution centre had handed out almost 3000 items, including almost 800...Read more
Late January brought about a busy week for the Reid family household. Sunny winter weather had the family outside for walks, there were visits to the local coffee shop for hot drinks and chili, and mid-week included a three-day admission to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for cardiac bypass surgery....Read more
It’s common for patients in need of critical care to experience some loss of muscle strength during their stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). Unfortunately, even if the patient was strong and mobile before their illness or injury, this can cause long-term issues with weakness and mobility.
“Most patients...Read more
Dr. Nazanin Alavi had been working as a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto for a few years when the opportunity to return to KHSC and Queen’s University presented itself – an opportunity Dr. Alavi knew she couldn’t pass up, having completed her graduate medical...Read more
The health research community at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and Queen’s University is mourning the death of Dr. Samuel Ludwin, an internationally recognized specialist in neurodegenerative diseases, and a cherished teacher, mentor and friend.
An MD and neuropathologist who came to Kingston in 1975, Dr. Ludwin was a Professor of...Read more
Dr. David Pichora, President and CEO of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Smith has been appointed Vice President, Health Sciences Research at KHSC. Dr. Smith has also been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Kingston General Health Research Institute (KGHRI) as President...Read more
Once again, the KGH Auxiliary at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has shot past its fundraising goal for its annual Teddy Bear Campaign, raising more than $32,600—well beyond its $25,000 target—to purchase carbon dioxide monitors for the KHSC Pediatrics program.
Most of the...Read more