For the past several years, Kingston has been classified as an endemic region for Lyme disease. It is now also home to a new multidisciplinary research network that will bring together scientists, physicians, and patients to further investigate the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the tick-borne illness.
The ...Read more
With colder days around the corner, KHSC has kicked-off a beloved Mission tradition at our HDH site: collecting coats and accessories to help people in our community stay warmer and healthier this winter.
Started in 1997, the Hotel Dieu Hospital Coat Drive was originally the brainchild of unionized staff who had...Read more
For women who face a breast cancer diagnosis, connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience and learning about treatment options is an important step to managing their diagnoses.
To help women with this process, the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario along with the Canadian Cancer Society have created...Read more
If Silvie Crawford, Executive Vice-president and Chief Nursing Executive of Patient Care Programs had to choose two characteristics that unite people working in health care, she would pick the enjoyment of working with patients and the thirst for knowledge.
While most people working on the frontlines of our health care...Read more
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has become the first in North America to offer a unique surgical procedure to treat patients with a complex aortic disease known as an aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition in which the largest artery in the body splits or breaks.
Repairing the aorta, especially at...Read more
A group of local families is helping a Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University research team study the effectiveness of a novel “exergaming” program – a technology that combines fitness and video gaming – to help improve physical activity and health in children with autism spectrum disorder...Read more
On the heels of another successful year, the members of the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Auxiliary have announced a $2.5 million pledge for the next phase of redevelopment at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC’s) KGH site.
At the 113th Annual General Meeting this past June, KGH site auxiliary...Read more
Second-year orthopedic resident Dr Andrew McGuire feels confident in his ability to care for patients, after completing the first phase of his training that, under the new competency-based medical education (CBME) model adopted last year, is designed to prepare residents for the responsibility of being on call and delivering more direct...Read more
For the third straight year a team of caped crusaders proved that even superheroes have to do their chores. On August 2, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Thor and Captain America literally swung by to clean windows and bring smiles to pediatric patients at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s KGH site....Read more
Kidney disease doesn’t just affect a patient’s body, it’s hard on their brain too -- but no one really knows to what extent. Now, new research at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) is offering intriguing insights into the kidney-brain connection that could change the way that kidney disease is assessed...Read more