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Board Member Profile – Heidi Jamieson-Mills

Heidi Jamieson-Mills, CPA, CA, is the Senior Vice President of Finance, Reporting, and Treasury for Sobeys Inc. Heidi grew up in Pictou County before attending Dalhousie University’s Commerce Program and going on to complete her Chartered Accountants professional...

Board Member Profile – Ashley Harrison

Ashley Harrison has joined the Aberdeen Health Foundation’s Board of Directors just this past year and brings a background in research, analytics, human behaviour and human resources, leadership, and strategy across a range of industries including health care. With a...

Board Member Profile – Kim Byrne

Please join us in welcoming new Board Member, Kimberly Byrne. Kim grew up in Peterborough, Ontario and went to Trent and Queen’s University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education. With teaching experience in Guatemala and Ontario, Kim moved to...

Board Member Profile – Heather MacDonald

Meet Heather MacDonald, Secretary on the Aberdeen Health Foundation Board of Directors. Heather was born and raised in Newfoundland, where she attended university before completing her law degree in Fredericton, New Brunswick. In 2003, she made her way to Nova Scotia...

Emergency Pediatric Patient Care Advancements in Pictou County

Amelia MacKenzie has worked as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at the Aberdeen Hospital for over two and a half years. During that time, she has assessed patients of all ages, some as young as two days old. While it is more common to see adult and...

Board Member Profile – Dr. Pat Craig

Introducing Dr. Patricia Craig, sure to be a familiar face to many residents of Pictou County. Dr. Craig began her medical career in St. John’s, Newfoundland before moving to Pictou County in 1990, when her husband was hired at Sobey’s head office. She spent 29 years...

How Will You Keep Your Love for Health Care Going? 

  How will you keep your love for health care going? Our responsibility to do more to enhance health care in Pictou County means we need to do things differently. That’s why the Aberdeen Health Foundation continues to partner with Will Power. Will Power is a...

Board Member Profile – Susan MacConnell

Over the next few months, we would like to take some time to celebrate the incredible Board Members who work quietly behind the scenes to drive the vision and success of the Aberdeen Health Foundation. Introducing Susan MacConnell, Director of Communications for...

Remembering Jim Gogan

The Aberdeen Health Foundation was founded over 35 years ago, born from a need for updated hospital equipment at the same time government funding was being reduced. While the needs were clear to all, it was founding director and lifelong member Jim Gogan who became...

Tradition of Giving Continues Through Donor’s Will Power

Donald Horne discovered his love of giving late in life when he reviewed his investments and estate and realized he was in a position to donate. As one of his preferred charities, the Aberdeen Health Foundation in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, benefitted greatly from...

Health Care Employees Find a Way to Give Back

While we already know what a vital role those working in health care play in our community, some employees are going above and beyond. For Nova Scotia Health employee Nancy MacConnell-Maxner, giving back to her community has always been a priority. Through her...

Hands-On Learning: Continuing Support for the Clinical Simulation Lab

Medical simulation technology has come a long way since 2014, when the Aberdeen Hospital first established its Clinical Simulation Lab – the only one of its kind in the region. This dedicated training space is used to aid in the enhanced skills training of health care...

Pictou County Community Health Centre RFP

This Request for Proposals (the “RFP) is an invitation by the Pictou County Community Health Centre Society to prospective proponents to submit proposals for the development of an Operational Plan for a Community Health Centre in Pictou County. Proponents should have...

A Community Health Centre for Pictou County

In 2018, a small group of community members in Pictou County gathered around kitchen tables and local coffee shops to share a vision of improving health care in Pictou County. The vision was to transform access to primary care beyond treating disease and illness to a...

Recovery Support Centre

The Aberdeen Health Foundation was pleased to host the Virtual Grand Opening of Aberdeen Hospital's Recovery Support Centre as part of its AGM. Take a look inside the new space, learn about the service and see how it fits with the overall model of care available to...

WANTED: Marketing Communications Specialist

Do you love writing snappy and compelling stories? Do you have a special talent for creating visual communications that establish a friendly and professional organizational brand The Aberdeen Health Foundation is seeking to establish a relationship with a Marketing...

Foundation Funds Major Surgical Equipment Upgrades

  Over the past 35 years the Aberdeen Health Foundation has funded more than $26 million in capital and service improvements to the Aberdeen Hospital and community. While the mandate expanded over the years to include population and mental health, hospital-based...