Blog - Honouring Your Caregiver Can Save Lives

An Honour Your Caregiver (HYC) gift is a wonderful way to show appreciation for the staff at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Providence Care, while providing much-needed funding for equipment, education, research, facilities and more.

Thanks to a generous donor who gifted $100,000 to honour Dr. Stephen Archer and KHSC’s Cardiology Department through the HYC Program, the Cardiac Care team will soon be able to implement a new electronic medical record system, purchase a new Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) machine and create a database for KHSC’s Heart Failure Clinic.

This new equipment will improve patient care and enable participation in research projects, offer swifter patient diagnoses and treatment, and facilitate participation in clinical trials of new drugs.

“I have been very touched by this gift from a remarkable and intelligent patient of mine,” says Dr. Archer, a cardiologist and Program Medical Director for Medicine at KHSC. “The donation will have a significant impact, including being the difference between funding and not funding the life-saving POCUS equipment. HYC gifts from donors, big or small, validate the work that we do. It’s very flattering and encourages our team. Needless to say, I am incredibly honoured and grateful that we have received this substantial contribution that will benefit staff and patients for years to come.”

If there is a caregiver you would like to recognize, you can honour your caregiver too! Honour Your Caregiver today!