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Providence Transitional Care Centre now accepting referrals

The first 30 bed unit in Providence Care’s Transitional Care Centre is now operational. Patients can be referred to the Transitional Care Centre, located in the Gibson Wing at the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, not only from acute care hospitals and emergency departments, but also family doctors,

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Providence Care enacting mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for staff

Providence Care is joining the growing list of hospitals and other healthcare organizations in Ontario enacting a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for staff. All staff working at Providence Care Hospital, Providence Manor, Providence Transitional Care Centre, and any of Providence Care’s community-based mental health and support services sites must be

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Construction complete on Providence Transitional Care Centre

Providence Care’s 64-bed Transitional Care Centre will open this fall, providing care options for caregivers, frail, older adults, and those needing restorative care, awaiting procedures, or living with dementia and associated responsive behaviours. Located at 340 Union Street, in the Gibson Wing of the former St. Mary’s of the Lake

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Creativity Studio Artists say thank you to Kingston healthcare workers

A pervasive sense of gratitude for the work of Kingston health services employees prompted a group of local artists to give back in the best way they know how; through their art. As ICUs in the GTA buckled under the third wave of the COVID-19Pandemic, the nine resident artists in

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Southeast Ontario health partners to adopt shared health information system

Kingston Health Science Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care have entered into an agreement, alongside four other hospital organizations in southeastern Ontario, with Cerner Corporation to implement a shared health information system (HIS), which includes electronic health records. Once implemented, the regional system supported by Cerner Millennium® will replace paper-based records,

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Seniors and childcare will be under one roof at new Providence Manor

Two local organizations are joining forces to provide new programs to both seniors and children alike.  Providence Care and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are opening a Y childcare centre in the new Providence Manor, tentatively opening in summer 2024. “If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is

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Providence Care activating more beds to ease pandemic stress on hospitals

A local hospital is adding 23 beds to help relieve pandemic-related pressures as COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate. The beds come from an April 2020 initiative that saw Providence Care Hospital convert many clinical and non-clinical spaces, making way for 200 new beds in areas such as consult

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St. Mary’s of the Lake site being equipped as acute care location

The former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site on Union Street is being prepared as an alternate location for health care services in the event of surging patient volumes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has identified St. Mary’s as the location of an alternate

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UHKF launches text-to-give campaign for Giving Tuesday

On Giving Tuesday, a global movement focused on giving in our communities, the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) is launching a new fundraising initiative. The text-to-give mobile giving campaign. will support area health care and is launching Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. For the month of December, Kingston and surrounding communities

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Transitional Care Centre will provide specialized services for the region

Providence Care has identified a gap in specialized services for aging, mental health and rehabilitation across the Southeast region of Ontario. As the region’s leading provider of these specialized care services, Providence Care is continuously looking at new and innovative ways to help enhance the quality of life for all

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Providence Manor resident’s conflicting COVID-19 test results being investigated

A resident of Providence Manor who previously tested positive for COVID-19 has subsequently tested negative. Nevertheless, Providence Care administration says it isn’t taking any chances and that all enhanced precautionary measures are still being taken. Providence Care initially received notification that a resident on Sydenham 4 at Providence Manor tested

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UHKF hosting online silent auction in support of Kingston hospitals

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) Benefit Dinner had to be cancelled in March. With the Benefit Dinner serving as one of the Foundation’s larger annual fundraisers, the blow was a difficult one to take, especially during a time when support for local hospitals

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