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Fri, 2017-07-21 15:52
By John Pereira

There’s no doubt that the 2016-2017 fiscal year will be one to remember for everyone that works, learns and volunteers at our two hospital sites. Between the creation of Kingston Health Sciences Centre and all the continuous work to improve the patient experience, there was much to celebrate.

Two documents...Read more

Kingston Health Sciences Center’s (KHSC) older facilities will be soon undergoing some important upgrades following a funding announcement by Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Last week, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care Dr. Eric Hoskins announced that 131 Ontario hospitals would be receiving $175...Read more

Thanks to the generosity of the KGH Auxiliary, the cardiac program at the Kingston General Hospital site of Kingston Health Sciences Centre will be receiving $361,500 worth of vital equipment to help support the delivery of the best patient care.

The new equipment purchases include 15 defibrillators, 28 pacemakers and...Read more

In a Canadian first, a hybrid cardiac ablation procedure has been successfully completed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The procedure is a revolutionary treatment for patients who suffer from atrial fibrillation - the most common type of irregular heart rhythm.

The new procedure will help patients heal faster, stop...Read more

A new provincial report is showing that patients and families from across Southeastern Ontario are benefiting from improved access to stroke care. In fact, according to the new data released by the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Ontario Stroke Network (OSN), our region showed...Read more

Dr. Paula James, clinician scientist at the KGH Research Institute and one of Canada’s leading researchers in inherited bleeding disorders, has been honoured with the Cecil Harris Award by the Canadian Hemophilia Society.

The award is presented to a physician in recognition of distinguished contributions in the areas of research...Read more

In their first major donation to the Kingston hospitals, McDougall Insurance and Financial has committed a gift of $25,000 to support the next round of renewal at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). 

“We are pleased to make this commitment to KHSC,” said Blair Shaw, a partner at McDougall’s...Read more

The KGH Auxiliary had another busy year running services at our hospital, including the Auxiliary Cafe, Gift Shop and Tuck Shop. As a result, the group made another huge donation to our hospital at it’s annual general meeting this week. 

This year’s big cheque is worth just over...Read more

As you scroll around our hospital website, you may notice a new feature in the top right hand corner of certain pages. Some of the site’s more popular sections are now available in French. This includes the Patients, Families and Visitors section as well as the ...Read more

Learning that you have cancer and then waiting to hear about a treatment plan is a period of time fraught with anxiety and questions for many patients. However, a new multidisciplinary clinic for patients with lung cancer is working to eliminate that waiting period. As part of the lung diagnostic assessment...Read more

The pricing of cancer drugs appears to have no relationship to their effectiveness, a new study from KGH Research Institute clinician scientist  Christopher Booth shows. 

The review reveals that the most expensive drugs were not the most beneficial.

“Most members of the public (and many patients) may not understand that...Read more

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