Following months of work at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), construction for a second MRI scanner and a new MRI suite has been completed.
“The opening of this second MRI is an exciting moment for the patients and families in our Southeastern Ontario region,”...Read more
Simulation in health care is commonplace for learning or practicing skills but the value of simulation jumps to a whole new level when it brings clinical teams together to collaborate on creating standards of practice that will improve the quality of patient care.
That’s exactly what happened recently when more...Read more
The Students Overcoming Anxiety and Rebuilding (SOAR) program is designed to help students in grades five through eight build their emotional awareness. For the past five years, through programming such as art workshops, it has also helped Dr. Jennifer Davidson, a psychologist in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Child &...Read more
One of the more difficult pieces of being in the hospital is the distance patients have to contend with that rests between them and their home, friends and families. Now, a new partnership between KHSC and Lakeridge Health is helping to close this distance for some of our autologous stem...Read more
Wait times for certain specialized tests are not a new or uncommon challenge for patients and care providers across Ontario. However, an innovative new partnership between Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University is hoping to change that.
As part of the new Queen’s Cardio Pulmonary Unit (QCPU), located...Read more
Five years of collaborative planning and learning between Clinical Nutrition and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has resulted in the opening of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) first milk lab, a central location on Kidd 5 for the storage, clean preparation, and nutritional fortification of fresh expressed breast milk,...Read more
In partnership with staff across Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) runs a popular series of behind-the-scenes health care tours that have demonstrated the power of bringing staff and donors together.
“Our tour participants already have an attachment to health care when they...Read more
If you are calm under pressure, detail oriented, have stamina, and like working with your hands, you have some of the unique traits needed to be an operating room (OR) nurse. After becoming a registered nurse or registered practical nurse, you will also need specialized training, which until now you...Read more
It’s been 25 years since midwifery was first publicly funded and regulated in Ontario. In the inaugural year, 1994, there were initially two and then three midwives in Kingston licensed to practice midwifery and who were given privileges at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital site.
There are now...Read more
In a crowded conference room a hush falls over the crowd as one by one attendee’s are called to the front and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony is the second time that a special evening has been held within hospital walls...Read more