Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) recently hosted a group of physicians from South America who came to learn about the technology and methods we have in place for our complex cardiac cases. This international training session was the first of its kind for the cardiac program and won’t be the last.
As a result of a group of initiatives to improve patient flow, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has recently seen an impressive jump in rankings for wait-times in Ontario hospitals.
When looking at wait times for admitted patients getting a bed on an inpatient unit, KHSC has improved from 67 place to 36 place of 73 hospitals in the province. Our ranking for overall wait-times has also improved from 53 to 28 place.
To help continue to support a safe and healthy environment for patients, families, visitors and staff, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is participating in National Non-Smoking Week. This annual event kicks off Monday, January 22 and is aimed at helping people who are interested to reduce or quit smoking.
Over the years the Team Awards have become part of the culture at KHSC, celebrating teams of people dedicated to transforming the patient and family experience in the areas of Care, Knowledge and Leadership. This year, nine groups from across KHSC were nominated. They are:
The Admission Transmission Unit
In the world of healthcare, partnerships are essential to thrive and provide the best care possible, which is why Providence Care and Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) have teamed up to create a shared People Services department that spans the two organizations. This strategy has proven to have many benefits from sharing technology, learning and opening both organizations up to a breadth of new expertise and leading people practices.
The Kingston General Hospital Auxiliary, along with its financial partners Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560 and the Ladies Auxiliary to RCL Branch 560, has launched its 2017 Show Children You Care Teddy Bear Campaign to support the purchase of patient care equipment for the pediatric program at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).
On the evening of Tuesday, October 17 more than 170 people gathered at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts for BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day, a special event geared to educating and informing women about their options around breast cancer treatment.
It’s a parent’s worst nightmare; their child is in hospital and suffers a heart attack or stops breathing. A new initiative being rolled out in Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is looking to avoid that by detecting early warning signs of decline in young patients sooner than ever before.
It’s called the Bedside Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) and it’s a documentation system to help identify children at risk and provide care teams with the next steps to hopefully stop the patient’s condition from deteriorating.
While volunteer Don Cooper wasn't sure if he’d be wearing red on Feb. 14, he knows that he’ll be at his usual hospital post on Valentine’s Day, ready—as always—to try and make life a little easier for people whose hearts need some extra special care.
Cancer treatment can help improve the quality and longevity of your life, but sometimes the treatment can have negative effects in other areas that aren’t as obvious. One area that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on a patient’s sexual health.
A clinic run out of the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario is helping make it easier for patients to discuss their sexual health. In fact, this clinic has proven to be such a valuable resource for patients and their families that it’s expanding to meet the patient demand in a timely manner.