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Your donations help patients like Maggie A devastating car accident on her 17th birthday marked the start of a long and difficult journey for Maggie Shannan. The remarkable story of her recovery – and the important role played by our hospitals and by donors like you – follows. The first person to come upon the scene of Maggie’s mangled car at the side of the road was a volunteer firefighter who knew exactly what to do. He kept her stabilized until the ambulance arrived to take her to the hospital in Perth, and she was soon airlifted to Kingston General Hospital (KGH). Maggie received five blood transfusions in the helicopter, and when she arrived in Kingston, the trauma team got to work immediately. Maggie would spend the next month and a half in a medicallyinduced coma, breathing through a tracheotomy as her body began to

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Eye clinic expansion opened


Philanthropy awards


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Supporting education


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Patient-centred research


30th Annual Black Tie Evening


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Maggie Shannan’s amazing recovery has taken her through all three of Kingston’s hospitals.

heal itself. She’d broken her neck, her spine (in two places), fractured her pelvis and also sheered her sacrum. She had significant swelling on her brain and had punctured one of her lungs. The road to Maggie’s recovery has been long and excruciatingly painful, but it could not have turned out

better. “I went for a run last night. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to do that,” she says. In June, the young lady who could easily have been confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life, walked across the stage at her school to receive her high school diploma. Continued on page 4

What goes into a diagnosis? Have you ever wondered what happens to those little vials of blood or other specimens taken for testing in the hospital? On pages 6 & 7, we are taking you behind the restricted access signs on the laboratory doors at Kingston General Hospital, where more than 5 million tests are completed every year. About 80 per cent of all medical decisions at KGH are based on lab results. While the lab team works behind-the-scenes, they know every sample represents a patient, focusing on accuracy and timeliness of results.


Message from the UHKF Executive Director

Your support enables exceptional healthcare


Last year was another remarkable year for the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation. Because of your support, we were able to disburse a record $13.6 million to Kingston’s hospitals.

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Our front page story about Maggie Shannan provides an excellent look at how donations are helping create the environment for exceptional care. Maggie was one of the first patients in the newly-opened intensive care unit and new pediatrics unit We continue to see the at KGH. She received amazhuge difference that your Denise Cumming ing care at St. Mary’s of the donations are making – Lake, where future patients whether it is through formal redevelopment such as the opening of will have the benefit of a new facility and view of Lake Ontario. new clinic spaces at Hotel Dieu Hospital, programming, staff education or research.

Maggie continues to benefit from leading-edge pain care provided by

the outpatient team at Hotel Dieu Hospital, where donations have helped purchase much-needed equipment. Above all else, Maggie was able to receive an incredible level of care, right here in Kingston. We are so fortunate to have access to the high level of care available through Kingston’s teaching hospitals. Donors like you play a vital role in helping to ensure staff have the right environment to provide exceptional care. Thank you for making a difference.

Monthly gifts are a simple way to support our hospitals Before becoming the head of the School of Business at St. Lawrence College from which he retired in 2006, Ian Wilson taught economics and other courses to hundreds of up-andcoming business movers and shakers in our region. To say he knows a thing or two about the impact of wise investing is an understatement. Ian is also well known for his volunteer endeavours, including municipal government leadership, serving on library boards, conservation authorities and in our hospitals, among many other organizations. He was the chair of UHKF’s $70-million Together We Can campaign and he knows, firsthand, of the difference that donations can make in the care provided in our hospitals. That is why his support continues through a monthly gift to UHKF. “It’s frightening to find yourself ill

and in need of care. It’s daunting to make your way through diagnostic procedures and treatments not knowing what the outcome may be. It’s incredibly comforting to know that, whatever the outcome, the caregivers have the best possible tools in the best possible space to help people like you and me get the best possible outcome,” Ian says. “I make a monthly gift because I know our hospitals need our support every year to buy much needed equipment that patients need every day.” “I have purchased property insurance on a monthly basis for over 40 years and have never had a claim (and I hope that I never do). An equal amount given to the hospitals monthly adds up over time, and I have already made several claims on their services. Monthly giving is an easy way to give. Please join me in supporting our hospitals.”

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Monthly donations provide UHKF with consistent, reliable income that can be committed to the areas of greatest need. Automated donations and one annual tax receipt save administrative costs, maximizing the impact of your gift. To learn more, contact Jessica Robson at 613-549-5452 ext. 5912.

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Hotel Dieu Hospital eye clinic expansion opens

New clinic space paid for through donations Patients in the eye clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital have long received some of the best ophthalmology care available. But for the last several years, growing demands for care have created longer waits in a crowded waiting room. Five years ago, the area had about 35,000 patient visits per year. Over the last two years, there have been more than 70,000 visits. Officials at Hotel Dieu Hospital knew something needed to be done to better meet the needs of patients. But no funds were available from government for this expansion. That’s when the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) got involved, raising the $900,000 required to trans- Head of Ophthalmology Dr. Martin ten Hove and Hotel Dieu Hospital Chief Executive Officer Dr. David Pichora show off one of the five new treatment rooms on Jeanne Mance 6. form some administrative offices into treatment space on Jeanne Mance 6. Head of Ophthalmology Dr. Martin department. “There’s been a huge On July 10, that new space was often Hove, that so many donors came increase in patient numbers, causing ficially opened, featuring five more forward to support the project, said congestion and stress. The patient extreatment rooms, a new photography Michael Robinson perience was not positive – although and diagnostics lab and on behalf of the our eyes were well taken care of. With an additional seating UHKF Board of this modern, beautiful new facility, area. Directors. “One patients are going to recognize when hundred per cent they come in that there’s room for us. “It’s a big improveof the cost of this And that our eyes will continue to ment over what we’ve project was covreceive the very best of care, no matter been able to offer – and ered from donawhat the patient numbers are. With it is all because of the tions from people an anticipated reduction in wait time, donors,” Hotel Dieu’s just like you and a reduction in congestion and stress, Chief Executive Officer me, ” he said. we’re going to have a much more posiDr. David Pichora said. The new eye clinic waiting area. tive patient and family experience.” “We all know how vital Hotel Dieu Hoseye sight is – and our eye program pital Board Chair Sherri McCullough Dr. ten Hove added that the new provides tremendous service to the also thanked the donors, staff and clinic space will help his team provide residents of Kingston and the across others who have played a role in mak- care in a safe, efficient environment the South East [Local Health Integra- ing the expansion happen. for patients and their families. tion Network].” Sharon Noseworthy, a patient exWatch a video of highlights from the It was because of the compelling need that has been expressed by

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Maggie’s story from Page 1 She had spent close to three months at KGH receiving some exceptional care in the intensive care unit (ICU), as well as in the pediatrics area. During that time, she underwent several surgeries to repair her injuries. “I have two screws in my hip, I have a rod through my pelvis and - this is removed now - two screws and a rod through my lumbar spine,” she recalls. As Maggie’s body healed and her care requirements changed to a more rehabilitative focus, there was talk about sending Maggie to a specialized hospital in Toronto. Fortunately, the same quality of care was available at Providence Care’s St. Mary’s of the Lake site. Getting out of her wheelchair for the first time was a “big deal,” but one of the most important days for Maggie was her first day without taking pain medication. “I was in more pain,” she admits, but the clarity was something that could never be replaced. “You see people go down bad paths because they are on [pain medication]. It makes you feel horrible. You can’t think straight, you can’t see anything, you don’t know what is happening. It’s almost as bad as the pain itself. “So getting off the pain medication was one of the best things that has happened and part of that was me and my willingness to do that, but part of that was Dr. [Richard] Henry taking over and saying, ‘Let’s get you off this.’” Maggie first met Dr. Henry as ICU staff were lifting her sedation. She was in an incredible amount of pain and

M her mobility was severely limited. One of the nurses called in Dr. Henry, and he has since played a key role in her recovery. The therapy he used was excrutiating as it involved injections into the affected muscles - every day. The feeling, she says, is more painful than when she broke the bones. “I can think of lots of painful things that have happened, and I can’t think of anything that compares to that,” she says. “You know, it started to help. Being in that much pain, I didn’t think that I would ever be able to feel normal again.” Every night, after finishing his regular rounds, Dr. Henry would visit Maggie (at KGH and St. Mary’s) to provide her injections. “I think he was the first person to believe [I] can have a full recovery if we work at it. He was right.” Once she was discharged from Providence Care, Maggie continued to see Dr. Henry and the pain management team as an outpatient. At first, the clinic was held in the basement area at St. Mary’s, but it soon moved to its present location at Hotel Dieu Hospital, in a space that is designed to best support the needs of patients. As for Maggie, she still visits the pain clinic when she needs to, but her visits are getting further apart. “You know, I really like [Dr. Henry]. He’s a nice guy, but one day, hopefully, I won’t be seeing him anymore!” Visit to hear Maggie’s full story. She shares her thoughts on the wonderful care she received.

How did your donations make a difference in Maggie’s care?


onations to UHKF in support of Kingston’s hospitals were evident throughout Maggie’s journey through our hospital system. From equipment in the emergency department and diagnostics to newly-redeveloped space in the intensive care unit and pediatrics, your donations played a role in Maggie’s incredible recovery. Equipment used in rehabilitative and occupational therapy at Providence Care’s St. Mary’s of the Lake site was purchased through donor support, as were special sonic ultrasound unit used in the pain clinic at Hotel Dieu Hospital. Donors have also helped fund research to help guide care plans and other practices that benefit patients in each of our hospitals.



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Donations have also helped to ensure that members of the care delivery teams have the best education and training possible in recent techniques to provide amazing care to individuals just like Maggie.

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UHKF recognizes philanthropic excellence


he generosity of people Kingston’s health sciences centre. from across southeastThis year, the three worthy ern Ontario was front and recipients were McKenna Modler centre June 18 at our 7th (individual), the Prostate Cancer annual Community CelebraFight Foundation (foundation), tion event. Nearly 200 people and Melo Hotels (organization). joined us at Fort Henry’s DisRichard Kizell was selected as covery Centre to help celethe winner of the Ian Wilson brate the record $13.6 million Award for Volunteerism in Fundonated this year in support draising. Recipients of the awards of Kingston’s hospitals. are nominated by Kingston’s “Everywhere I look, I see the Richard Kizell (centre) receives the Ian Wilson Award for Vol- hospital community, including unteerism from (l-r) UHKF Executive Director Denise Cumimpact that our donors have ming, Providence Care President & CEO Dale Kenney, UHKF hospital staff, board and board had on patient care: new care Chair Elia Anagnostopoulos, KGH President & CEO Leslee committee members, as well as facilities, advanced diagnos- Thompson and Hotel Dieu Hospital CEO Dr. David Pichora. patients, volunteers and donors. tic equipment, world-class In accepting the award, Richard tion was when 13-year-old McKenna expertise gained through says he has really enjoyed his Modler from Lansdowne shared her education, and new approaches to poignant story about care developed through research,” her journey with brain said Denise Cumming, UHKF Excancer. For more than a ecutive Director. “It’s remarkable to year, McKenna has been see what a difference can be made actively working (along through generosity, and I’m proud to with an army of volunbe part of such a caring community.” teers) to raise funds for Earlier this year, Hotel Dieu Hospithe Children’s Cancer tal opened its new ambulatory clinic Fund at KGH. To date, space, marking the completion of she has raised more than Representatives from the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation a $20-million redevelopment projand McKenna Modler with Davies family representative Eric $130,000. ect that is supporting an additional Davies. The Community Cel75,000 new clinic visits every year. ebration event is also an A highlight from this year’s celebraopportunity for UHKF work with the hospitals and UHKF to recognize significant because it is inspiring to be able contributions through to make a difference in Kingston’s special awards. hospitals. “To receive the Ian Wilson The Davies Awards for Award, for me, is very humbling and Philanthropic Leadervery exciting.” ship are presented to Visit the UHKF YouTube channel to people and organizawatch highlights of the event, or to tions who have demview the entire event at onstrated outstanding com/UHKFdn . philanthropic leaderJonathan Rebello (centre) accepts the Davies Award on behalf ship to the benefit of of Melo Hotels.

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Medical Laboratory Technologist Teresa Beasley works in the chemistry lab. Clinical Chemistry is one of the largest testing areas in the clinical laboratory. That’s where specimens such as blood, urine and body fluids are tested in order to evaluate a person’s health. Changes in critical body functions in the liver, kidney or heart, along with hormones and medications are monitored. These changes sometimes can occur very rapidly and require the testing to be done quickly to support timely patient care, for example, in patients with cardiac and diabetic issues. The tests are performed using both highly automated instrumentation and manual procedures which require experienced Medical Technologists, Technicians and Clinical Scientists/Physicians.

Susan Gagnon is a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the immunology lab. The Clinical Immunology laboratory provides a variety of services. This is where all the tissue typing is done to determine if an individual is an appropriate donor for a kidney or a bone marrow transplant. In cases like these, sometimes it will involve a technologist working 12-15 hours overnight to ensure that a kidney donor finds the right recipient. The lab also uses an instrument called a Flow Cytometer that profiles cells and can determine how a patient with HIV is doing, or if a new patient referred from the hematology laboratory has leukemia or lymphoma.

Anita Pfoh, transfusion medicine Medical Laboratory Technologist and Transfusion Safety Officer Bev Weaver work in Transfusion Medicine Services or the “Blood Bank.” It’s a peaceful place 70% of the time and frantic the other 30% when patients are admitted to emergency after a motor vehicle accident, have a sudden unexpected bleeding ulcer, or when an elective surgical procedure suddenly takes a bad turn and blood is needed urgently. The Blood Bank at KGH obtains all its blood products from the Canadian Blood Services in Ottawa and, just like a bank, is constantly receiving and issuing products – over 15,000 a year.

Dan Morrison is a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the hematology lab. The Hematology laboratory has a mix of automated testing using very sophisticated machines and more complex “hands on” involvement by a highly skilled technologist looking at cells from the blood and bone marrow under a microscope. A blood sample can reveal an amazing amount of information about any one person’s health – simple things such as whether they are anemic because of too little iron, or bleeding because the proteins in the blood that cause the blood to clot are not working. More complicated diagnoses such as acute leukemia, sickle cell disease, or hemophilia often require a combination of tests that provide results which enable the physicians caring for the patient to make an appropriate plan for their management.

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KGH’s labs where accuracy and timeliness are critical A tissue biopsy is regarded as the gold standard for medical diagnosis. Every year the Anatomical Pathology labs at KGH handle upwards of 40,000 such samples ranging from pap smears and fluid cytology specimens through cancer related biopsies (such as breast, prostate, lung and bowel) up to comprehensive surgical resections. In some cases, urgent diagnoses are provided within minutes to guide surgeons as they operate. Eric Gagnon (right) is a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Histology Laboratory. That’s commonly where tissue is dissected and then processed overnight before it is sectioned by technologists and placed onto microscope slides for review and reporting by pathologists. Working behind the scenes is a team of clerks, secretaries, porters and transcriptionists who track specimens, move material around the labs, archive slides (over 200,000 per year) and type reports into the hospital’s computer record system. A comprehensive quality assurance program constantly checks that specimens and reports match up and that difficult diagnoses are reviewed. In recent years, advanced techniques such as immunohistochemistry and molecular testing have allowed us to go beyond just looking at tissue samples down microscopes. We can now study proteins and DNA in cancers and other specimens to improve diagnostic accuracy and guide treatment. Even in cases for which medical care is ultimately unsuccessful the KGH labs continue to support families, caregivers and medicolegal investigators through the Autopsy Service. Over 300 post mortem examinations are performed per year to define the disease processes and events leading to death, information which helps educate, improve health services and counsel next of kin. At left, Nada Ammar is a Medical Laboratory Technologist in the Microbiology laboratory. Staff in this area play a critical role in helping diagnose and treat infections from the relatively straight forward strep throat to complicated and life-threatening infections such as meningitis. This is all done through the capable hands of highly trained technicians and technologists who use a variety of tools and skills to identify infecting organisms and determine which antibiotics these infections can be treated with. Over the years, technology has been developed and implemented to speed up the process, but it can still take several days to complete. The future in the field of medical microbiology is rapidly advancing with the development of molecular technology. This technology is beginning to help us find answers about the cause of infections at a much faster rate and thereby assist clinicians in making important decisions on patient care more quickly than has been the pattern of the past. This faster turn around time with the aid of these new technologies is essential in an era where the organisms sometimes seem to be outwitting us because of rapid and widespread emergence of resistance to many common antibiotics. Treating physicians now rely upon the microbiology lab more than ever in their need to choose the right antibiotics to use in treating all types of infections.

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Bursaries are an investment in staff education

Recipients of the Providence Care Foundation Staff Education Bursaries and the Iva Speers Endowment Bursaries were celebrated during a special luncheon in June. Each recipient spoke about how the funds have enhanced their role at Providence Care.

Endowment funds leave a lasting impression Every day, the generosity of donors is having an impact on care, equipment and research in Kingston’s hospitals. Another big part of the picture is education, and new opportunities afforded to our care providers as they seek to expand their expertise and provide new levels of outstanding care. Recently, dozens of staff from Providence Care were awarded bursaries that allowed them to take on these learning opportunities, and then apply new ideas or practices to their work in Kingston’s hospitals. “It was an immensely helpful experience,” says Neil Elford, Director for Spiritual Health, Mission and Ethics at Providence Care, who was able to attend the National Convention of the Canadian Association of Spiritual Care, as a result of a bursary he received. “It was an opportunity to discuss the best emerging practices

from all over the county, as well as the changes to spiritual health as it becomes a regulated health profession within healthcare organizations. But it was also a chance to engage with the spiritual health professional practice community and situate Providence Care within that community.” Alison Filteau, a Spiritual Health Practitioner at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, is another staff member who had the chance to build on her expertise after receiving a bursary distributed through UHKF. After attending a course on addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders, Alison says it has helped to evolve her understanding of addiction, and then adjust her treatment approach with patients. “Many of the patients I encounter in my Spiritual Health work on the spinal cord and acquired brain injury teams at St. Mary’s have a substance

abuse issue, which, in many cases, impacts their ability to participate fully in rehabilitation therapy. Occasionally, some of the events leading to their injury occurred as a direct result of their addiction, whether it is drugs or alcohol. What I learned opened my eyes and heart to the powerlessness of addicts, and my deepest thanks go to the foundation and their donors for allowing me to attend this course.” Opportunities like these are helping Neil, Alison and many other staff throughout our hospitals bring the best patient outcomes to the people of Kingston and the surrounding region. That’s why, in addition to the care, research and equipment your generosity is supporting each day, we can also thank you for supporting our care providers as they get the chance to build on their knowledge while delivering the best outcomes to patients.

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Highlights from Summer 2013


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Theresa Johnstone, former president of the Volunteer Valuable Venture Association, cuts a cake in celebration of a new legacy of caring for the organization.

In the second year of a special partnership between the Canadian Cancer Society, UHKF and Kingston General Hospital, more than 100 hospital representatives took part in Relay for Life, held June 7-8 at Royal Military College. Relay for Life is a 12-hour overnight event that raises funds to be used in the fight against cancer. Survivors are celebrated, loved ones who have lost their battle are remembered and funds are raised to help in the fight against cancer.

On Aug. 13th, members of the former Volunteer Valuable Venture Association at Providence Care’s Mental Health Services (MHS) site donated $65,000 to UHKF to be used to support comfort and care for patients at MHS. Volunteers have been at MHS since the 1940s and formed the Volunteer Association in the 1980s. They incorporated as a registered non-profit in 1997 to better serve patients. The Association has since dissolved and ceased to operate services such as the gift shop. To help their generous legacy live on, the Volunteer Association has set up the “Volunteer Valuable Ventures Association Fund” that is open to the community to donate. The goal of this fund is to enhance the quality of life for all mental health patients at Providence Care Mental Health Services.

The third annual Skate with Taylor Hall event, presented by James Braden Ford on August 11 at the Invista Centre was another smashing success. This year, the event raised more than $28,800 for the Children’s Cancer Fund at Kingston General Hospital. Special thanks to the wonderful team of organizers at James Braden Ford, Edmonton Oilers star left-winger Taylor Hall, the many sponsors and participants of this popular event. Foundation Report - Autumn 2013


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Patient feedback important in planning care


r. Bill Mackillop knows first hand how the feedback that Kingston’s hospitals receive can make a difference for patient outcomes. In partnership with his colleagues at Queen’s University and the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario at KGH, he is leading a research study that will transform the care experience for men receiving radiation treatment for prostate cancer. His study is one of two local projects funded through the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation’s donation of proDr. Mackillop, pictured at left holding the cheque, along with Dr. Chandra Joshi (right) with ceeds from the 2012 Kingston-Quinte representatives from the Kingston-Quinte Ride for Dad and Kingston General Hospital. Motorcycle Ride for Dad. Dr. Mackillop wants to make sure important to the quality of life,” Dr. make the caregiver’s role more effecthat every patient seen receives the Mackillop said. tive through better understanding of best care possible during their treatThe study involves the development what prostate cancer patients need ment. of a scale to measure the personal during their care, right now – while In recent years, Dr. Mackillop has quality of care that men experience they’re going through radiotherapy worked on research projects aimed at when they are getting radiotherapy treatment. optimizing access to quality care. That treatment, which typically takes place It’s a personal battle. After losing work has focused on areas such as the over an eight-week timeframe. his own father to prostate cancer, Dr. dose of radiation delivered and other Once the scale is developed here in Mackillop is committed and pastechnical elements of care. Results of Kingston, it will be applied in cancer sionate about making a difference by the study were shared across all 54 treatment centres across Canada. listening to his patients. centres in Canada that provide radioDr. Mackillop and the many staff Medical research discoveries, like therapy to men with prostate cancer members at the cancer centre who are those made by Dr. Mackillop and his to identify areas for improvement. taking part in the research study are team, help change health care outThe study being funded through the committed to making the patient’s ex- comes. Ride for Dad is a bit different as it is perience more positive. They will also focused on the personal care that a man receiving radiotherapy for pros/UHKFdn Get social with UHKF tate cancer receives from the moment he enters the cancer centre. /UHKF It will look at elements such as enCheck out photos from events suring the patient has the information Follow along with live tweets he needs, whether he’s treated respect/UHKFdn Watch videos about care fully with empathy by caregivers, whether he has access to the doctors and nurses he needs, when he needs them. “Those kinds of things are very

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BTE 2013: An Evening at the Museum

Celebrating the past with focus on future As Kingston General Hospital celebrates its 175th anniversary, the KGH Nurses’ Alumnae celebrates its 125th anniversary and as UHKF celebrates the 30th edition of the annual Black Tie Evening in support of KGH, there is a focus on how hospital care will be provided in the future. That’s because proceeds from this year’s Black Tie Evening will be used to support the new Centre for Patientoriented Research at KGH. Many of the treatments that we take for granted today did not exist 50 years ago. Medical research discoveries have changed health care outcomes around the world. A better understanding of disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment comes from the tireless work of doctors who carry out medical research studies from the laboratory bench through to the hospital bedside.

That’s why KGH’s strategic plan recognizes the need to embrace research successes and build on the areas of research that will further improve the

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quality of patient care. KGH has allocated space to build a centre for patient-oriented research. It is a central, core facility that will serve our research needs for years to come. Located on Connell 4, it will include modular labs to be used by multiple research teams and facilities for patient observation during overnight studies and clinical trials. The space will include patient-friendly waiting areas and private areas for one-on-one conversations. In all, this project will provide about 9,000 square feet of new clinical research space. It is a 25 per cent increase in the research footprint at KGH and is essential for KGH to achieve its goal of being one of Canada’s leaders in patient-oriented research. To find out more about the Centre for Patient-Oriented Research, visit or call 613-549-5452.

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Leadership breakfast event

Robin Sharma to headline Oct. 23 breakfast


ickets are now on sale for UHKF’s first-ever signature Leadership Breakfast, in support of Hotel Dieu Hospital. The event will be held from 7-9:30 am on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Kingston Banquet & Conference Centre at Days Inn. Robin Sharma, who has been ranked as one of the top five leadership gurus in the world in an independent global survey, is the guest speaker. He is one of the most respected keynote speak-

ers in the industry. His mission is simple: to help people lead and doing their best work during times of change. With 11 international bestselling books on leadership, including The Leader Who Had No Title, Sharma is one of the most widely-read authors in the world. His consultancy helps organizations such as Microsoft, GE, Nike, FedEx, IBM, NASA and Yale University.

The first-ever Leadership Breakfast in support of Hotel Dieu Hospital is a fundraiser to enable the purchase of a special ultrasound unit to help with the diagnosis of abdominal issues. Tickets are available at We hope to see you at breakfast. And as Sharma is often quoted: “The way you start your day dramatically defines how you live it. So, start yours well.”

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