When it comes to an important medical test, you can't ask for it to be much more than fast and incredibly reliable. And that's exactly what our new test for C. difficile has turned out to be. Just ask Larry Weiler, a senior lab technologist in microbiology. He's been in...Read more
Many industries use the good old fashioned checklist to get things done. Now KGH is busy generating some “to do” lists of our own for the bedside. They're called “order sets” and they're all about improving the care we deliver to our patients. This replaces the old process of pre-printed...Read more
Getting a newborn to breastfeed can certainly be an exhausting and anxious time for everyone involved. Now, a research project is hoping to help out new mothers at KGH. The goal is to create a few sets of guidelines for use across our hospital, and beyond.
“We know that over...Read more
Our new model of care is now entering some uncharted territory. It's already up and running in all of our inpatient areas. Now, it's being brought to all 33 of our outpatient and ambulatory areas.
“Right off the bat, what's become clear is that each of these units is very...Read more
The Queen's Family Health Team, operating through the Queen's Department of Family Medicine, is welcoming new patients.
With two downtown clinic locations, at 220 Bagot St. and 115 Clarence St., the Queen's Family Health Team (QFHT), is the Department's Kingston site. With the recent expansion of its education program, new...Read more
Drs. Paula James and David Lillicrap were given an unexpected honour at the annual meeting of the National Hemophilia Foundation in Chicago last month. They were named “Researchers of the Year” at the event's big awards banquet.
“It was a bit of a surprise to us, but certainly a thrill...Read more
A sizeable crowd turned on Nov. 10, 2011 for our hospital's first KGH Connect event. The topic of the evening was “Patients Know Best” and who better to speak to it than four of our Patient Experience Advisors.
Each took a turn explaining why they became advisors and why they...Read more
KGH is ranked among Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals in a first-ever compilation that showcases the important role that hospitals play in the country's research landscape.
The list ranks each hospital based on how much research income it generated from all sources. With just over $16 million in research income...Read more