While many members of the Kingston community had to dial back on work, or work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, KHSC’s Karen van Wylick did the exact opposite. After spending several years away from the organization to raise her children, van Wylick took the pandemic as an opportunity to...Read more
Discharge bags ease the road to recovery for patients transferred to KHSC for COVID-19 critical care
After unexpectedly travelling hundreds of kilometres by land or air to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) for critical care, many out-of-region patients with COVID-19 are now heading homewards, thankful for better health and wrapped in a little extra Kingston love.
The love comes in the form of cheerful discharge bags...Read more
In Eastern Ontario, the Victoria Day long weekend serves as the unofficial start to the summer season. However, as many start to hit the highways to head to cottages; or take their ATVs, motorcycles, bikes and boats out for a spin, it also is the beginning of what KHSC’s medical...Read more
The COVID-19 pandemic has often been described as a marathon, not a sprint. With a finish line that is off in the distance, health-care workers on Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COVID-19 inpatient units are regularly going an extra mile, or two, for their patients and each other.
Cristina Assuncao-Costa...Read more
Personal care assistant (PCA) Tracy Fox says the people who choose her line of work are a ‘special breed,’ and that it’s not for everyone, as it requires a certain personality and caring skills to do this vital role and to be a successful member of the care team.
For Cindy Bolton and Ashley Hendry the COVID-19 pandemic began with a request – to create Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) COVID Assessment Centre (AC) and have it open in less than a week. Four days after the initial ask, their team was operational, swabbing the first members of the...Read more
The 2021 National Nursing Week theme of “we answer the call” fits Jayne Leonard like a glove.
Over 17 years of bedside nursing at Kingston Health Sciences Centre, followed by 15 years (and running) as an Occupational Health Nurse (OHN), she has been there for the seriously ill—including neurology/neurosurgery, critical...Read more
When Penny Tasevski was asked to describe her father-in-law Aleko Tasevski before he fell critically ill with COVID-19, her voice cracked. “He lives for us [his family], and before he was hospitalized he made my day, every single day.”
Penny has been a part of the Tasevski family for over...Read more
When crisis strikes at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) – from floods to cyber-attacks, and everything in between - the organization flips into a mode of operation called Incident Command; a structure that allows for quick response to navigate through challenges like these as smoothly as possible.
Typically this is...Read more