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Purchase of new Bariatric Scale for Eastside Collaborative Practice

Jan 16, 2024

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The Aberdeen Health Foundation was pleased to facilitate the purchase of a new bariatric scale for the Eastside Collaborative Practice using funds from the Jim Gogan Medical Equipment Endowment. Now the clinic has a scale for all body types, giving providers the ability to meet the appropriate standard of care for its adiposity program. The program enhances education, self-advocacy and behavioural change for patients working to manage weight and related chronic illnesses.

Pictured are Sheri MacKenzie (left), Chronic Disease Management Nurse, and Dr. Mahsa Ghoreishi (right), family physician at the Eastside Collaborative Practice, with the new bariatric scale that was funded by the Aberdeen Health Foundation.



The Aberdeen Health Foundation is the leading charity for enhancing health care in Pictou County. In 2023 the Foundation invested over $2 million to fund medical equipment and enhance health programs at the Aberdeen Hospital and in our community.


Michelle Ferris
Executive Director
Aberdeen Health Foundation

902-752-7600 ext. 4442