As June 21 marks National Indigenous People’s Day and Solstice – the longest day of the year, Nursing Support Assistant Yessica Rivera Belsham recognizes the importance of coming together to celebrate Mother Earth, our culture, our languages, and our traditions across Turtle Island.
“My heart is with the people in Northern Ontario...Read more
Celebrating his authentic self is something Nicholas Axas believes in doing every day, not just during Pride Month in June. Ditto, he says, for his workplace at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), where he serves as operational director of the mental health and addiction care program.
“Part of the reason...Read more
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
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
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.
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 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
A multidisciplinary team of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) staff were recently awarded a grand prize of $100,000 from Merck Canada and MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) Lung Cancer Innovation Challenge.
The competition challenged innovators to enhance the patient journey by reducing the length of time between diagnosis and treatment, especially for...Read more
When Administrative Assistant Barb Patterson accepted a three-week temporary position with Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in 1991, she had no idea it was the beginning of a 30-year career in her dream job.
“I can remember sitting in my doctor’s waiting room when I was 11 and thinking I wanted...Read more
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