Her smile is one of the first new employees with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are greeted with, virtually.
As the facilitator of new employee welcome, part of Akshaya Arun’s job is to make sure new hires are set up for success.
“No pressure!” she laughs. “Jokes apart, starting a...Read more
She may not wear a cape (yet), but Carol Foley does have some superhero strength.
As the ambulance non ambulance transfer clerk, it’s her job to make sure discharged patients or individuals leaving Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) sites for appointments get where they need to be.
For the last...Read more
Many of the activities that are part of a daily routine - like going to the bathroom, getting dressed, or taking a shower- can be impacted by illness or injury and a subsequent hospital stay. That’s where occupational therapists like Sara FitzPatrick step in.
“Day to day our role is to...Read more
The 24th annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament took place on July 26, 2022 at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, and the event raised $285,000. Over the next five years, the Rose of Hope committee and the women of Cataraqui Golf and Country Club pledge to raise $1 million for a...Read more
On July 25 Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) welcomed a new member to the senior leadership team as Jason Hann assumed the role of Executive VP Patient Care and Chief Nursing Executive. Hann brings 20-plus years of experience in health care, more than half that time in progressive leadership roles...Read more
One of the strategies to help navigate staffing shortages in nursing and other key roles such as patient care assistants (PCAs) and medical technologists – that were challenges for most Canadian hospitals before the COVID-19 pandemic, but that the pandemic has made worse – has been the creation of Patient...Read more
The maps Kingston Health Science Centre’s (KHSC) cardiologists make of patients’ hearts in order to find and treat faulty heart tissue, causing abnormal heart rhythms, are being made with more accuracy and speed using new and improved heart mapping technology.
“We are happy to be the first site in Canada...Read more
It’s often said that the Emergency Department (ED) is the ‘front door to hospital care.’ In fact at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), hundreds of people come through the ED each day, totaling more than 57,000 visits in the last year alone. Whether they arrive by ambulance or walk-in, every...Read more
Former NHL player Mario Lemieux once said, “Every day is a great day for hockey.”
November 27, 2021, was no exception for 31-year-old Brandon Blaskie, a goalie, who had travelled from Perth to Kingston to play a game of hockey. Partway through, he suffered a stroke.
“I started to feel...Read more
Forty-six minutes into her first shift in the labour and delivery (L&D), Registered Nurse (RN) Charlene Linklater had already watched a childbirth, an intrauterine resuscitation due to fetal distress and—a first for her—manual removal of the placenta. Her reaction at the end of the shift? “I knew I was in...Read more