Setting Sights on Population Health Focus of Upcoming AGM

The Aberdeen Health Foundation has a 30-year history of enhancing health care in Pictou County by investing in advanced patient care technology and staff development. More recently, the Foundation has identified the need to also invest in fostering population health. “There are many factors that play a role in health that are well beyond the…

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Growing Pink Pumpkins for Cancer Patient Support

The pumpkin patch at McLean’s farm began as a way for their son to raise money for university. It has continued as a tradition the McLean family now uses to support local charities. This past year they grew pink pumpkins for cancer research but wanted to make an impact close to home. They reached out…

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Report to Community 2018

Our Community Thrives on Generosity This year, we are pleased to report that the Aberdeen Health Foundation invested nearly $900,000 in capital upgrades and new equipment, enhancing services in many hospital departments. In addition, over $200,000 supported education and health and wellness programs within the hospital and throughout the community. The Foundation’s activities are deeply…

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Announcing Search for Executive Director

  After 20 years with the Aberdeen Health Foundation, our intrepid Executive Director has decided it is time to retire. While we are sorry to lose Susan Malcolm, someone who has always worked with the highest integrity and commitment to our donors and other stakeholders, we are pleased to know how much Susan is looking…

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Kinsmen Support Oncology Client Fund

The Kinsmen Club of New Glasgow recently made a $2,000 donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation Oncology Client Fund. The Kinsmen raise funds through club initiatives, including Kinsmen Eastlink TV Bingo. The Oncology Client Fund is administered by the Aberdeen Health Foundation and funded by donations from the community. It is used to support patients with extra expenses related…

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The Heart of the Season

  This year the Aberdeen Health Foundation invested over $1.5 million to enhance health care in Pictou County. Support included more than $1.3 million in new equipment for many of the hospital’s departments, $55,000 in specialized training for staff, over $18,000 for mental health, and $65,000 for projects in our community that foster healthy outcomes….

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Artful Purpose: Helping Cancer Patients

  Doug Guthro has made it his mission to help others in Pictou County who have to travel to the city for cancer treatment. It came from his own experience supporting his wife who needed three weeks of radiation treatment in Halifax earlier this year. During that time, they were able to stay at the…

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Sobeys Staff Get in the Spirit of Giving

Patients and visitors to the Aberdeen Hospital on Thursday morning were greeted by a friendly crew offering free parking, hot chocolate, sweets, and candy canes. New Glasgow was one of just six locations in Canada to be treated to a “Magical Wishes” event, courtesy of the staff at Sobeys head office in Stellarton. In addition…

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Taking Every Opportunity to Give Back

“You have to look after your community. Your community is your family,” says Fred Haddad, owner of Maple Cedar Restaurant in New Glasgow. Giving back is so important to Haddad that he regularly donates a portion of the proceeds from sales at his new restaurant to various causes in the community. During the week of…

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