With plenty of goodwill to go around, and smiles to spare, Kingstonians rallied around this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign to raise some serious (cookie) dough for the region’s tiniest patients: a record $108,391.
“Could Smile Cookie break the six-figure mark, locally, was the question on everyone’s mind,” says...Read more
In early 2016 Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital announced plans to create a new academic health sciences centre that would bring together the operations of the two hospitals. As a result of that announcement Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) became the official integrated organization, bringing together the KGH...Read more
An innovative pilot program between Bayshore HealthCare and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has received funding to operate for a second year after demonstrating improved outcomes for patients who are transitioning out of the hospital and back into their own homes.
The Alternative Level of Care (ALC) Transitional...Read more
Dr. Jocelyn Garland, a physician at Kingston Health Sciences Centre and associate professor at Queen’s University was recently recognized for providing outstanding care to her patients and the community with a prestigious Specialist of the Year award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
This recognition came to...Read more
It was a typically busy weekend in the Emergency Department (ED) at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s KGH site as a result of Homecoming celebrations in Kingston, however a new pilot project made sure that patients continued to quickly access the care they needed.
In terms of total patient visits, Homecoming...Read more
For the past several years, Kingston has been classified as an endemic region for Lyme disease. It is now also home to a new multidisciplinary research network that will bring together scientists, physicians, and patients to further investigate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the tick-borne illness.
The ...Read more
With colder days around the corner, KHSC has kicked-off a beloved Mission tradition at our HDH site: collecting coats and accessories to help people in our community stay warmer and healthier this winter.
Started in 1997, the Hotel Dieu Hospital Coat Drive was originally the brainchild of unionized staff who had...Read more
Outside the chapel in the Kidd 2 hallway of the Kingston General Hospital site, there is a special glass wall that changes a little bit every year. Known as the Organ and Tissue Donor Memorial Wall, it recognizes those who pursued the opportunity to give others the gift of life...Read more
For women who face a breast cancer diagnosis, connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience and learning about treatment options is an important step to managing their diagnoses.
To help women with this process, the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario along with the Canadian Cancer Society have created...Read more
If Silvie Crawford, Executive Vice-president and Chief Nursing Executive of Patient Care Programs had to choose two characteristics that unite people working in health care, she would pick the enjoyment of working with patients and the thirst for knowledge.
While most people working on the frontlines of our health care...Read more