When an incident takes place at one of KHSC’s two hospital sites, often some of the first to arrive on scene are members of our Protection Services team. That team has recently been recognized for their work as six staff members have received a humanitarian award from G4S Canada.
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Dr. Chris Evans is no stranger to traumatic injuries. In fact, as the head of Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) trauma service, he sees the impact they can have on patients and families every day. But a new study is shining the light on the long-lasting effects of trauma that...Read more
For most people, “Giving Tuesday” usually means donating money to a cause or community need that is close to your heart. This year, the Kidney Transplant Program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is asking you to consider a different kind of donation by registering to become an Organ and Tissue...Read more
Dear colleagues, patients, families and friends,
As you are now aware, on Monday, November 19, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) declared a Code Silver following a shooting in the Emergency Department at our Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site. Unfortunately, one individual was seriously injured as a result...Read more
If your doctor or nurse at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has provided you with excellent patient- and family-centred care, now is your chance to nominate them for an Exceptional Healer Award.
KHSC is encouraging patients to nominate doctors and nurses who are innovative in their approaches to patient care,...Read more
For the eighth consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the ‘Top 40’ research hospitals in the country. The list, compiled by RE$EARCH Infosource each year, ranks hospitals based on both total research spending and research intensity. KHSC, and formerly our KGH site, has...Read more
Three-year-old Spencer and her mom know just how much it means to have excellent pediatric care close to home.
Born three months prematurely, Spencer was in the good hands of NICU staff for the first few months of her life, and her mother Jessica Hutchings will tell you over and over again that the family...Read more
A new Canadian study will be reassuring to patients having cataract surgery performed by older surgeons, as it puts to rest concerns about declining skills and dexterity in the operating room as those surgeons advance in age.
Instead, the study suggests that later-career surgeons are performing a substantial proportion of...Read more
A new study headed by KGH Research Institute clinician-scientist Dr. Chris Evans has revealed people who experience major injuries requiring hospitalization, such as those caused by car crashes and falls, have a much higher risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders. Results showed that this group is at...Read more
With plenty of goodwill to go around, and smiles to spare, Kingstonians rallied around this year’s Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign to raise some serious (cookie) dough for the region’s tiniest patients: a record $108,391.
“Could Smile Cookie break the six-figure mark, locally, was the question on everyone’s mind,” says...Read more