An innovative clinic for patients of the ICU at Kingston Health Sciences Centre was recently recognized with an international award for its work in helping patients transition from the ICU back to their homes and community.
Known as the THRIVE Post ICU Clinic Collaborative award, this award recognizes up to...Read more
Patients with aortic valve disease have a new option for treatment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The treatment approach, first used at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site in 2016, involves a keyhole surgery to replace a diseased valve with a new prosthetic one that needs...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been successfully accredited by Accreditation Canada, signaling our success as a newly integrated organization in achieving almost 98 per cent compliance with close to 3,000 criteria for providing safe, high quality health services.
The accreditation decision comes after KHSC completed a comprehensive self-assessment lasting...Read more
Dave Canty is no stranger to wearing blue after 28 years with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and now three years as a volunteer at the KGH site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. For him, the colour serves one simple but important purpose: it’s an icebreaker.
Thanks to his OPP...Read more
A first-of-its-kind model of care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has the potential to be life-changing for individuals with vision loss that is untreatable medically, surgically or with standard eyeglasses.
The South East Ontario Vision Rehabilitation Service (SOVRS) has set its sights on boosting the safety, independence and quality...Read more
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is developing a simple tool to help doctors more quickly identify and treat Lyme carditis, a heart problem that has recently been linked to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection caused by tick bites.
Lyme carditis is...Read more
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rose of Hope Tournament and, once again, the women of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club have chosen to raise funds in support of the programs which support cancer care at the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Over the past 20 years, the...Read more
Beginning a conversation with patients diagnosed with a progressive life-limiting illness is challenging, distressing and unsettling for the patient, their family, caregivers and health care providers. However, having these conversations has been shown to have tremendous benefits for patients and results in improved quality of life.
“We know that when...Read more
With several successful cases under its belt, an innovative new program is officially underway at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to restore hearing to many patients who can’t be treated with regular hearing aids.
The Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) program in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Audiology/Speech Language Pathology...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