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  • Report to Community 2017

    February 17, 2017

    Our Community Thrives on Generosity The generosity of the people of Pictou County is evident in their support of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. The hard work of 20 volunteer board members ensures that funds entrusted to the Foundation serve their intended purposes. We work with the Nova Scotia Health Authority to prioritize funding for new […]

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  • Aberdeen Health Foundation Marking 30 Years of Serving the Community

    February 11, 2017

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation will be hosting its 30th Annual General Meeting on February 23. As the board prepares to mark this milestone, there is one member for whom this represents a significant anniversary as well. Jim Gogan has served on the board all thirty of those years. Reflecting back to how it all began, […]

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  • Foundation’s Funding for 2016 Touches Virtually Every Area of Health Care

    February 6, 2017

    In 2016, its 30th anniversary year, the Aberdeen Health Foundation invested over $1.5 million in new equipment and programs for health care in Pictou County. This brings the Foundation’s total contributions to more than $23 million. Executive Director Susan Malcolm is proud of the ways the Foundation has fulfilled the promise of its founders, to […]

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  • CAS Funding Applications Now Open

    February 3, 2017

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation is now accepting applications for the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Endowment. The deadline is March 31. Funding is open to community organizations and programs that are working to foster healthy outcomes for children and families in Pictou County. Now in its fifth year, $156,000 in funding from the CAS endowment has flowed into […]

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  • NSCC Students Kick Off Fundraiser for Mental Health

    January 27, 2017

    The students in the Continuing Care Assistant Program at NSCC are raising awareness and funds for mental health in Pictou County. The students in ‘A Group’ have decided that the proceeds from their efforts will go to the Aberdeen Health Foundation for the New Hope Program. “We learned about the New Hope program through the […]

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  • Latest Ultrasound Technology for IV Therapy

    January 24, 2017

    The Aberdeen Health Foundation received a generous donation from the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association to acquire a Site-Rite Ultrasound System for the Aberdeen Hospital. This enhanced technology enables the use of ultrasound to precisely locate, assess and access veins for the placement of a PICC (Peripheral Inserted Central Catheter), which is used in […]

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  • Turning Birthdays into Gifts for Others

    January 17, 2017

    Brooke and Ethan Howes dropped by with a donation for the hospital’s palliative care unit recently. This marks the second year that the siblings turned their birthday party into a chance to gather donations rather than gifts for themselves. Though two years apart, the two share a birthday on November 24. This year they were […]

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  • STABLE Training Comes to Aberdeen Hospital Nurses

    January 10, 2017

    The nurses of the Aberdeen Hospital’s Women & Children’s Unit have received training in the latest best practice methods for the resuscitation, stabilization and transfer of sick and premature newborns. The STABLE Program ensures nurses in every hospital setting across Nova Scotia are best prepared for this critical neonatal response. The Aberdeen Health Foundation provided […]

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  • Power to Give

    December 9, 2016

    Nova Scotia Power Employee Supports New Hope’s Breakfast Program When Scott Cameron realized he had a bigger award from his employer than expected, he decided to share it with others. Nova Scotia Power’s Safety Milestone Awards rewards staff for every 250 days they go incident free. Scott’s team had gone 1,100 days without incident. Employees […]

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  • A Gift that Keeps on Giving

    November 16, 2016

    Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, now there’s Giving Tuesday. It is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place annually after Black Friday, this year on November 29. Locally, the Aberdeen Health Foundation is getting involved. A donation to the Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving, year after […]

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