Vital Signs

Want to get involved? Pictou County Vital Signs is just getting started and we need your help. Would you like to host a Vital Conversation for your geographical or interest community? Contact Jessica at United Way of Pictou County to learn more, 902-755-1754. What is Pictou County Vital Signs The Aberdeen Health Foundation and United…

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Population Health Funding

Application Form & Criteria Now Available for Download $50,000 in funding is available. There is no maximum allowable funding request, but it is anticipated that this amount will be shared among several projects. The purpose of the Population Health Funding initiative of the Aberdeen Health Foundation is to provide funding opportunities in Pictou County for projects…

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Driving Change

Aberdeen Hospital’s Nurses Piloting a First in Nova Scotia Carla MacDonald was looking for an opportunity for her department’s nursing team, one that would challenge them to play more of a leadership role on the inter-professional care teams on which they serve. MacDonald is the clinical nurse specialist for the Aberdeen Hospital’s busy medical inpatient…

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Ensuring the Care is Here

For 17 year old Caroline Wills, being able to receive her chemotherapy at the Aberdeen Hospital means she has more time for family, school and hanging out with friends. Caroline is 18 months into a two year intensive treatment protocol for ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “We were on our way to Halifax for a day…

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Edith Were Fraser Family Memorial Endowment

The “Edith Were Fraser Family Memorial Endowment” has been established through the Aberdeen Health Foundation to provide continuing education opportunities for nursing staff in Pictou County. Edith Fraser (nee Were), of Eureka, was a graduate of the Aberdeen Nursing School and she helped deliver the first set of triplets born at the Aberdeen Hospital in…

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Insurance for the Future

Insurance for the Future

Robert Rogers is someone who supports what he’s passionate about. After a personal tragedy, he was looking for a way he could give thanks to the health system that had been there for his family. That’s when he realized he had something to give.

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Making Birthday Wishes for Others

Making Birthday Wishes for Others

Though two years apart in age, siblings Brooke and Ethan Howes share the same birthday – November 24. It was Brooke’s idea that their birthday party, which the two always celebrate together with friends, could be a way to do something for the Aberdeen Hospital Palliative Care Unit where they had spent time the previous year visiting their most beloved aunt, Fay.

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Investing for Excellence

Investing for Excellence

The night before Caitrin Skelton’s surgery she was excited. The next morning she would be heading into the operating room to rebuild the torn ligament in her knee. Most would be nervous, but for Caitrin the surgery meant she’d be one step closer to getting back on the basketball court — right where her injury had happened.

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Helping Staff be Their Best

Helping Staff be Their Best

Health care is even more than state-of-the-art equipment and technology; it’s about people too. For that reason, the Aberdeen Health Foundation provides direct support for the training and development of health care staff.

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Pat Lord Award

The Pat Lord Post-Secondary Education Award for Pictou County Adoptees was created in 2009 to recognize the work of Mrs. Pat Lord, Adoption Worker with the Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County, who retired after 39 years of service.

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