Breanna Mahoney Receives Foundation’s Pat Lord Award

The first 10 years of Breanna’s life were difficult. The kind that made her think she wasn’t good enough or smart enough for university. Today, she is graduating from North Nova Education Centre with an offer from the program of her choice at Acadia. At her graduation, Breanna received the Pat Lord Award, a scholarship…

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Debbie’s Walk Hits Fundraising Milestone for Oncology Patients

The students and teachers of Trenton Elementary hosted the 3rd Annual Debbie’s Walk recently. The event, which is held in memory of beloved educational assistant Debbie Campbell, has now raised $5,000 for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Oncology Client Fund. A diagnosis of cancer affects people in many different ways. Often unexpected is the financial impact that…

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Dr. Williston Fund is Advancing Training of Local Health Care Staff

Each year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund provides funding to advance training and therapeutic approaches available at the hospital. This year, 12 staff members in a number of departments are receiving funding support, including the Rehabilitation Department. The department’s Occupational Therapist was able to attend a conference to learn evidence-based approaches…

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Donation Provides Music Therapy for Palliative Care

The former Friends of the Arts Society has made a donation to honour the organization’s musical legacy. Just under $5,000 has been gifted to the Aberdeen Health Foundation to support Dr. Kwasnik-Krawczyk’s music therapy program in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit. The Society formed 25 years ago with a vision of turning the Roseland…

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Hospital’s Rooftop Garden Back In Bloom

Story by: Avery Tremblett, Public Health Summer Student The Aberdeen Hospital’s rooftop garden is back for a second growing season. The garden proved a success last year and has returned to add beauty thanks again to the generous funding of the Aberdeen Hospital Auxiliary group and the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Central Home Improvement also helped…

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Helping to Brighten Smiles

Dr. Eric Beaton is looking forward to providing dental care to some new patients. The Bright Smiles Project is making it possible for patients living with a mental illness to receive a dental exam, x-rays, tooth cleaning, and one-year supply of oral care products. While at the dentist, they will also receive information on nutrition,…

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Donor Making a Difference for Women & Children’s Health

Don Horne was able to get a firsthand look at how his donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation is making a difference for women and children’s care at the Aberdeen Hospital. Alana Toole, RN gives Don a demonstration of the new Pediatric Video Intubation Scope for the operating room. Susan Malcolm and Nurse Manager Debbie…

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