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

    June 23, 2017

    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

    June 16, 2017

    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

    June 15, 2017

    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

    June 12, 2017

    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

    June 6, 2017

    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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  • Helping Big Brothers Make Matches

    May 29, 2017

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation’s CAS Endowment is helping Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County make matches in our community. Pictured are Little Sister Emily MacDonald and Big Sister Renee Campbell, who were recently matched. Emily has been active in other Big Brothers Big Sisters programs the past five years while waiting for a Big […]

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  • Open Hospital Day Photo Gallery

    May 12, 2017

    Thank you to everyone who made Open Hospital Day a success – to the doctors and nurses who volunteered to be a part of the day, and to everyone who attended and asked great questions. It was wonderful to be able to share how your support to the Foundation is making a real difference for […]

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  • Community Invited to Open Hospital Day

    April 27, 2017

    Aberdeen Hospital staff together with the Aberdeen Health Foundation will be hosting Open Hospital Day on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1 – 3 pm at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow. This event will give the community a behind the scenes look at many areas of the hospital including the Operating Room, Diagnostic Imaging, […]

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  • NSCC Students Donate to Mental Health

    April 4, 2017

    Earlier today, Jocelyn Cormier and Chelsie Cormier dropped by to present the Aberdeen Health Foundation with a cheque for over $470 from the fundraising drive they spearheaded with their classmates in NSCC’s Continuing Care Assistant program. The students sold tickets on a basket in support of the Sandbar Mental Health Endowment to bring awareness to […]

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  • Nurturing Strong African Nova Scotian Families

    February 24, 2017

    Nurturing Strong African Nova Scotian Families is a pilot program introduced by the provincial government in efforts to help preserve African Nova Scotian culture, and support strong African Nova Scotian (ANS) families. Approximately 12 people from African Nova Scotian communities were trained to act as facilitators for programs across Nova Scotia. The program will be […]

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