Andra Fawcett survived a major stroke in her early 50s. As she continues her progress to full mobility, she is also taking part in research using the KINARM, a game-changing robotic technology developed at Queen’s University and used in all three of Kingston’s academic research hospitals to assess the neurological...Read more
In a conference room full of patients, families and health-care providers, a hush falls over the crowd as one by one special guests are called to the podium and presented with a medal and certificate honouring them for a selfless act. This ceremony, the first of its kind within hospital...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
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
A brand-new cardiac mapping tool for helping cardiologists more effectively address the most common form of heart arrhythmia is being used for the first time in Canada today at Kingston Health Sciences Centre.
The tiny, sensor-enabled device, called the Advisor™ HD Grid Mapping Catheter, is inserted into the heart, where...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
Since September of 2017, teams at KHSC have been working to develop the strategic plan that will guide the day-to-day decision making and future plans of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) over the next five years. Now, as part of a newest round of engagement, hospital leaders are turning to...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
As tick season gets underway, a research team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre 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 an...Read more
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