Thanks to over $300,000 in grant funding from Ontario Health, patients who present at hospitals across Southeastern Ontario will soon have access to faster blood test results. The funding has been used to purchase new digital morphology technology, which has now been installed in a number of hospitals across the...Read more
Patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) who require platelet therapy are now benefiting from technology that’s adding an extra layer of safety to Canada’s blood supply.
Earlier this month, Canadian Blood Services launched its first pathogen-reduced platelet product. Pathogen-reduced platelets are now on the shelves of hospitals served by...Read more
Life in Ontario’s far north brings with it unique challenges. Depending on which community you call home, something as simple as running to the grocery store to pick up an ingredient when you’ve run out may not be easy. So, what happens then when you have a more urgent need;...Read more
In just a few short years, surgical teams in Kingston have leapfrogged their peers, becoming the highest volume robotic colorectal surgery program in the country. Officially launched in 2018, the A.B. Smith QC Robotics program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) now regularly completes between 80-110 robotic cases a year...Read more
The six hospital organizations in the southeast have signed an agreement with Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN) to transform the experiences of those providing and receiving health care, with the implementation of a shared health information system (HIS) that includes electronic health records.
Once implemented, the regional system supported by...Read more
Cristiano, 7, has been using a ventilator since he was six months old.
When he was able to go home from the hospital for the first time at about 18 months of age, Cristiano’s parents were excited but afraid. They would become his frontline health-care team, monitoring his needs and...Read more
Every year, approximately 428,000 fluid infusions are started and utilized across KHSC to deliver life-saving medications or other nutrients to patients in need. Central to the reliable delivery of these fluids is a fleet of over 1,600 Alaris infusion and syringe pumps.
“Syringe pumps are an essential tool that we...Read more
It’s not often that new technology checks off the big priorities at Kingston Health Sciences Centre all at once but the launch of an advanced digital slit lamp in Ophthalmology is doing exactly that.
In an ocular exam, a slit lamp is vital equipment because it magnifies and illuminates parts...Read more
Following months of work at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), construction for a second MRI scanner and a new MRI suite has been completed.
“The opening of this second MRI is an exciting moment for the patients and families in our Southeastern Ontario region,”...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre continues to invest in innovation and patient care through the recent purchase of a robot-assisted surgical system. This robotic system allows for more precise and minimally invasive surgeries. For patients, this means shorter hospital stays, faster recovery times and innovative care closer to home.
In a...Read more
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