Aberdeen Hospital’s New Surgical Suite Benefits Patients and Surgeons

In April 2018, a Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) Suite was opened at the Aberdeen Hospital. The addition provides benefits for patients and Operating Room staff and changes how many surgical procedures can be carried out. The MIS Suite also has a positive impact on the hospital’s ability to recruit surgeons. “We started thinking of an…

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New Digital X-Ray Room Opens at the Hospital

From the Pictou Advocate: Aberdeen Hospital staff celebrated the official opening of an enlarged room to house new digital X-ray equipment for its Diagnostic Imaging department. The Aberdeen Health Foundation provided $540,000 to fund the work. “The new digital X-ray equipment will be a significant addition to our department,” said David Quann, diagnostic imaging for…

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Giving Thanks to Veterans

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has received a donation from Fred Haddad of Maple Cedar Restaurant for the Veteran’s Unit. For the second year in a row, Fred donated a portion of all sales from the week of Remembrance Day. Fred is pictured delivering his donation to Kim Martin of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Posted: December…

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Families and Hospital Staff Honour Braxton Naugle’s Legacy

October 25th was an emotional milestone for the Naugle family as they gathered at the Clinical Simulation Lab at the Aberdeen Hospital. Their wish for a meaningful legacy for their son Braxton had reached fruition. Joining them was a multidisciplinary team from the hospital and another special donor. Braxton Naugle was seven years old when…

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Pat Lord Award Recipients off to School

The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Pat Lord Award has been granted to two students, Victoria Hannam and Justin Doiron. The scholarship is awarded to youth who were placed for adoption through the former Children’s Aid Society of Pictou County, or came from another agency to a Pictou County adoptive family. Victoria, who aspires to be a…

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Donor Establishes Endowment for Children’s Health

Donald Horne is a cheery, exuberant 93 year old. He keeps busy on his woodlot or riding his motorcycle. But what interests him most these days is supporting the causes he cares about. That’s why we’re proud to announce that Donald has established a new fund for children’s health through the Aberdeen Health Foundation. The…

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Giving Back and Helping Other Cancer Patients

Doug and Margie Guthro have hit their fundraising goal. The pair has been fundraising for the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Oncology Client Fund and, in a little over a year, they managed to raise just over $10,000. Doug got the idea while supporting his wife, Margie, as she underwent cancer treatment that required them to travel…

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Applications Open for CAS Endowment Funding

The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is October 15. Funding is open to community organizations and programs that are seeking to create transformational change in terms of their capacity to foster healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families in Pictou County. Projects that qualify include innovative…

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National Award for Aberdeen Hospital Nurse

Congratulations to Janice Buttle, RN, who received a national award for EXCELLENCE IN VASCULAR PRACTICE from the Canadian Vascular Access Association. The award was presented at the National conference in Toronto this past April by Josee Roy, an educator with Becton Dickinson. Janice (pictured left) works in the Aberdeen Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Unit and is…

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