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Fonds KGH 5999-100 - Kingston General Hospital Board of Governors fonds
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Kingston General Hospital Board of Governors fonds
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CA ON00153 KGH 5999-100
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10.7 m of textual records 67 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm Visiting Governors' reports are fragile.
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Kingston General Hospital. Board of Governors
The Board of Governors is the chief policy-determining body responsible for the entire administration and activities of the Kingston General Hospital. The current mandate of the Board of Governors is to provide the administrative framework where the quality of patient care, research and training can be achieved to the highest level. The Board of Governors is responsible for the arrangement of funding to fulfill the mission of the Hospital and cooperate with government in the control of the operation of the Hospital. In 1832, a Commission was appointed to superintend and manage the hospital, which was thereafter supervised until 1849 under the Commissioners. In 1849, an act was passed which dissolved the Commissioners in order to create a Corporation to regulate and manage the Hospital. The members of the Corporation served on a Board of Trustees. In 1893, the Management Committee was established as the main committee of the Board of Governors and was accountable for overseeing the Hospital's administration. This Committee became known as the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors are responsible to the community and to the provincial government. Reporting to the Board of Directors are standing committees that are chaired by Board members.
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Kingston General Hospital. Board of Directors
The original transfer of Board of Governors records to the Kingston General Hospital Archives located at Queen's University Archives took place between 1979 and 1983 as part of the Administrative Records Management and Archives Program (ARMAP). Further transfers took place in 1992 and 1994.
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Fonds consists of records that reflect the activities and functions of the Board of Governors as the primary policy-determining body responsible for the administration of the Kingston General Hospital since its inception. Included are minutes, annual reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, memoranda, blueprints and pamphlets. Fonds is comprised of the following series: Early Hospital Commissioners, 1830-1851, 1867 Board of Governors minutes, 1849-1859, 1871-1986 Board of Governors annual reports, 1857, 1860, 1892, 1898, 1906-1923, 1927-1988 Board of Governors special meetings, correspondence and events, 1854-1966 Visiting Governors, 1863-1891, 1898, 1924-1927 Board of Directors, 1893-1942 Executive Committee, 1966-1986 Building Committee, 1899-1976 Planning Committees, 1960-1967, 1969, 1976-1985, 1987-1992 Long Term Planning Committee, 1986-1987 Financial ledgers, 1872-1926 Resource Committee, 1960-1977, 1981-1991 Financial Trusteeship Committee, 1974-1980 Budget Committee, 1974-1981 Personnel Policies & Salaries Subcommittee, 1980-1981 Audit Committee, 1980-1981, 1986-1991 Investment Committee, 1945-1979 Insurance Committee, 1960-1972 Patient Care Committee, 1974-1986, 1988-1992 Health Care Training Committee, 1974-1979 Joint Conference Committee, 1976-1986 Joint Liaison Committee (Queen's University, Kingston General Hospital & Hotel Dieu Hospital), 1971, 1973-1978 Employee Relations Committee, 1973-1979 Public Relations Committee, 1972-1977, 1980-1981 Nominating Committee, 1977-1984 Archives & Museum Committee, 1968-1973, 1976-1989 Angada Children's Hospital Committee, 1952-1988 Community Support Subcommittee, 1976 Research & Development Committee, 1990-1992 Laws, Acts, by-laws & agreements, 1830-1973 Administrative Group meetings, 1947 Co-ordinating Committee, 1965-1968 Long Term & Isolation Care Committee and Isolation Services, 1951-1960 Sanitarium, Asylum & Isolation Hospital, 1877-1930 Ontario Institute of Radiotherapy Institute, 1933-1940 Commissioners pictures [Sheldon Davis], post-1876 Board of Governors photographs [various photographers], 1968, 1973, 1978
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Open to researchers subject to the requirements of the Hospital’s Health Research Policy and Ontario’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA). Please contact a Hospital Archivist.
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Copyright provisions and access conditions may apply. Please contact a Hospital Archivist.
Finding aid (revised June, 2002) available upon request.
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Angada Children's Foundation (Committee) fonds
Further accruals are expected.