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
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first in North America to offer a unique surgical procedure to treat patients with a complex aortic disease known as an aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the largest artery in the body splits or breaks.
Repairing the aorta, especially at...Read more
Patients undergoing a cardiac procedure at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) will now benefit from a new technology that will cut their surgery time in half and help them recover more quickly. Known as the Abbott Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled™, this catheter is a first-of-its-kind technology that...Read more
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