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Kingston Health Sciences Centre receives national accolades

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been recognized by several publications as a top hospital and employer.

In a media release, KHSC brought attention to three rankings the health care network has received over the last few months.

KGH was named the 34th best hospital in Canada, among the top half of Canada’s hospitals.

It’s the sixth consecutive year that KGH has been named in Newsweek’s rankings, moving up six spots from last year.

KHSC was also named in Forbes list of best employers in Canada, and was ranked 25th among research hospitals in Canada.

KHSC President and CEO David Pichora says the positive rankings showcase the growth that the hospital has made a priority over the years.

“To be ranked in these three areas shows that KHSC is not only a great place to work and receive high-quality care but is also leading the way in the development of new and innovative treatments to benefit patients in the future,” said Dr.Pichora.

“This is reflective of KHSC’s growing role and reputation in Canada, as well as on the international stage. We’re seeing it firsthand as we recruit health care workers from around the globe, they’re excited to be part of what we are building here in Kingston.

It’s the first time KHSC cracks Forbes’ list that evaluates workplaces primarily based on feedback from employees, KHSC is one of 30 healthcare employers on the list.

For the twelfth straight year of being ranked among the top 40 research hospitals by Research InfoSource.

Dr. Steven Smith, President and CEO of the KGHRI and Vice-President of Health Sciences Research at KHSC, says the ranking will help KHSC continue to attract top tier researchers and remain a leader in medical research.

“This ranking will help us to continue to attract and retain top tier researchers and keep us on the leading edge of research development,” said Dr. Smith.

“Kingston has become nationally recognized for our research in the areas of cancer and allergy clinical trials, gastrointestinal diseases and cardiovascular disorders. This research work is critical as we look to bring new and innovative treatments to patients in southeastern Ontario.”

While KHSC has recently faced some scrutiny from the Ontario Nurses Association for conditions related to staffing shortages, the hospital network continues to be ranked among the country’s top hospitals, and in general is ranked favourably by employees.

Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporterhttp://ygknews.ca
Born and raised in Whitby, Ontario, Owen has been living in Kingston for about three years after starting the band Willy Nilly. Prior to that he worked at CKLB radio in Yellowknife and completed studies in Niagara College's Broadcasting program.

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