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KGH researchers part of groundbreaking discovery

Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University researchers are part of a groundbreaking international study that has shown that starting – or continuing – to take Aspirin before non-cardiac surgery as a way to protect the heart after surgery is ineffective and, in some cases, harmful. Read More about KGH researchers part of groundbreaking discovery

KGH to be home to new outpatient mental health program

The new outpatient program in the Burr wing will be open to mental health patients during weekdays.

A new space in the Burr wing here at Kingston General Hospital will soon be the home to an outpatient treatment program for mental health patients who have been recently discharged from the hospital. The Intensive Transitional Treatment Program (ITTP) will provide the space and staff to support patients as they move back into the community and their day-to-day lives. Read More about KGH to be home to new outpatient mental health program

A provincial first for our cardiac program

Assistant Deputy Minister Susan Fitzpatrick (right) from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care presented the Certificate of Accreditation to KGH. (From left) Colleen Londry, Chief  Sonographer, CEO Leslee Thompson, Dr. Anthony Sanfilippo and Julie Caffin, Program Operational Director, Cardiac and Emergency.

The Echocardiography Lab at Kingston General Hospital is a busy place, performing roughly 7,000 tests per-year, each one requiring different specialties and skill levels. Recently the Cardiac Care Network (CCN) of Ontario was here to watch the team in action as part of its new accreditation program. Read More about A provincial first for our cardiac program

KGH prepares for road construction around the hospital this spring

Call it a sign of things to come. A construction crew works on Stuart Street a few months ahead of the infrastructure renewal project set to go this spring.

With all of the snow on the ground, it certainly doesn’t feel like spring is on its way, but Kingston General Hospital along with the City of Kingston and Queen’s University are busy planning for construction season. Read More about KGH prepares for road construction around the hospital this spring

New non-urgent patient transfer service up and running

Community Patient Transfer Group Attendants Tyler Savage and Lindsay Raison prepare to pick up a patient in need of a non-urgent transfer from KGH.
A few vehicles from the Community Patient Transfer Group parked at KGH to facilitate non-urgent patient transfers.

Thousands of patients arrive and leave Kingston General Hospital each year with the help of a non-urgent patient transfer service (NUPT) and a new system has been put in place to handle these transfers across the Southeast region. It is the first of its kind in Ontario. Read More about New non-urgent patient transfer service up and running

"Save My Veins" campaign starts at Kingston General Hospital

Registered Nurse Andrea Knapp (right) draws blood from the hand of renal patient Cecilia Tran.
Registered Nurse Andrea Knapp (right) draws blood from the hand of renal patient Cecilia Tran.

Patients here at Kingston General Hospital may begin to see some new purple bracelets around the hospital. They are part of an educational initiative taking place in partnership with the Ontario Renal Network. Read More about "Save My Veins" campaign starts at Kingston General Hospital

New music program lifting spirits in the Burr wing at KGH

Members of the Triola Trio, Gisele Dalbec Szczesniak (centre), Melinda Raymond (right) and Eileen Beaudette (left) entertained listeners in the Burr lobby with their version of Journey's hit "Don't Stop Believin."

With its big windows and comfortable furniture, the Burr wing lobby at Kingston General Hospital was specially designed to brighten people's days. Now, KGH is busy adding some relaxing live music into the mix. Read More about New music program lifting spirits in the Burr wing at KGH

Computer sleep mode software installed at KGH

The new software will be constantly monitoring hundreds of computers across the KGH network to put them into automatic sleep mode when they are not being actively used.

Kingston General Hospital has installed special, new software on hundreds of PCs that will automatically put them into a sleep mode during periods of inactivity.

"This program is an easy way for us to save energy and money," says Allan McLuskie, Director of Facilities Management. "We estimate it will free up about $34,000 a year that we can then put back into patient care." Read More about Computer sleep mode software installed at KGH

Meet the nominees for the 2013 KGH Team Awards

(From left) David Girard, Project Manager, Dr. Jay Engel, Surgeon, and Laura Emery, Surgical Oncology Coordinator are part of the team that helped to improve surgical oncology wait times at KGH.
Biomedical Technologists Todd Gowlett (left) and William Raney work on equipment in KGH's Ventilator Pool. The team cut wait times from an average of 10 weeks to two.
Medical Lab Technologist Shari Neal performs a test in the Special Coagulation Laboratory. The team in the Lab has been nominated in recognition of their support to the Bleeding Disorders Clinic of Southeastern Ontario.

The nominations are all in, and the winners of this year's KGH Team Awards will be officially unveiled on Friday, Jan. 24. Eleven different teams are nominated this year for their efforts to support KGH delivering Outstanding Care, Always. Read More about Meet the nominees for the 2013 KGH Team Awards

KGH Community Showcase set to go

Museum of Health Care Collections Manager Kathy Karkut puts together the ‘Artefact Roadshow’ booth that will be run by members of the KGH Nurses Alumnea Association.

It's almost showtime for our 2nd annual Kingston General Hospital Community Showcase. It runs this year from Monday, Jan. 20 to Friday, Jan. 24.

The Showcase will feature an event or two each day, all aimed at promoting interprofessional education and staff appreciation. At the centre of it all is the Interprofessional Education Expo that takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the week. Read More about KGH Community Showcase set to go

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