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Kingston General Hospital (KGH) President and CEO Leslee Thompson was one of 20 women honoured with the Facing Cancer Together Award of Honour for her commitment to empowering women with cancer by helping to pioneer the Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) program in Canada.

The LGFB program teaches women...Read more

Kingston General Hospital is moving ahead with a new system that will improve the way medications are transported and stored in our patient care areas. At the centre of it all will be some new automated medication dispensing cabinets.

"This is a very exciting investment in...Read more

Chris Hammer likes to sum up the value of Kingston General Hospital's United Way campaign in just one word - impact.

"I think that's the best way to describe the importance of this campaign," says Hammer, this year's United Way Campaign Chair for KGH. "We have 85 different...Read more

Every patient who comes to our hospital has individual needs that can present a new challenge for staff, and this is especially true when patients come to Kingston General Hospital as victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse. Just this past July, our Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program (SA/DV)...Read more

Two weeks after NRC Picker selected Kingston General Hospital as the winner of its prestigious Innovative Best Practices Award 2012 for Canada, the hardware is now home at our hospital.

CEO Leslee Thompson accepted it personally on behalf of everyone in the KGH community...Read more

Kingston Geneeral Hospital has passed a new smoking policy and it contains changes everyone should know about. Starting on Monday, Oct. 1, smoking will be prohibited in or on all KGH owned and operated premises and facilities. But it will be permitted in 'designated smoking shelters' around the...Read more

Kingston General Hospital has been generating a lot of excited buzz recently for our work in putting our patients at the centre of everything we do. Now comes word that we have just won an important award from a world expert in patient-centred care - the NRC Picker Innovative Best...Read more

Kingston General Hosptial President and CEO, Leslee Thompson helped kick off this year's Accreditation Canada survey process by introducing the surveyors to our executive team on Monday morning.

The four surveyors and an observer will be at KGH for the next few days and they will be visiting...Read more

In a big and busy hospital like Kingston General Hospital, it's not easy for front line staff to get away from their areas to attend the traditional “town hall” sessions with the CEO, and most people don't like speaking their mind and asking probing questions in a big...Read more

Making the decision to quit smoking and remain smoke-free is not easy. Nicotine is an extremely addictive substance. But research shows that having the support of a health-care practitioner can significantly increase success rates.

"When a patient is in hospital they are usually more motivated to quit smoking,"...Read more

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