A dedication for the dedicated

As one of their big moments of 2018, the Aberdeen Hospital, with the help of the Ladies Auxiliary, was able to open the brand new Minimally Invasive Surgical Suite. Looking around a room of pink coats during the dedication last week, there was just one person missing. A former member of the auxiliary and the...

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Families, hospital staff honour Braxton Naugle’s legacy

October 25 was an emotional day for the Naugle family as they gathered at the Clinical Simulation Lab at the Aberdeen Hospital. Their wish for a meaningful legacy for their son Braxton had reached fruition. Joining them was a multidisciplinary team from the hospital and another special donor. Braxton Naugle was seven years old when...

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McHappy Day helping local Women and Children’s Unit

NEW GLASGOW – The proceeds from this year’s McHappy Day will purchase a vein viewer for the Aberdeen Hospital Women and Children’s Unit. Staff from the New Glasgow McDonald’s delivered their $9,000 donation to the Aberdeen Health Foundation and got to see the area where the vein viewer will be put to work when it...

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Health Foundation remains in good standing

The Aberdeen Health Foundation celebrated another successful year during its annual general meeting last Thursday. The event featured guest speaker Ryan Sommers who is the regional medical officer of health for this area as well as a practising family physician. Sommers focuses on population health in his career and shared a bit about what that...

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New Glasgow pledges $30,000 in support of park project

NEW GLASGOW — The Town of New Glasgow is the first municipal unit — outside of Trenton — to make a financial commitment to the Trenton Park Revitalization Project. The Town announced a capital commitment of $33,000 last week and a pledge to provide their support to the project. Mayor Nancy Dicks said, “New Glasgow...

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Driving Change: Aberdeen Hospital’s nurses piloting a first in Nova Scotia

NEW GLASGOW – Carla MacDonald was looking for an opportunity for her department’s nursing team, one that would challenge them to play more of a leadership role on the inter-professional care teams on which they serve. MacDonald is the clinical nurse specialist for the Aberdeen Hospital’s busy medical inpatient unit. The unit cares for all patients in the hospital, other...

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Dr. Johnnie Miles Williston Fund is advancing training of local health care staff

NEW GLASGOW – 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...

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Care, when it’s needed

NEW GLASGOW – For 17 year old Caroline Wills, being able to receive her chemotherapy at the Aberdeen Hospital means she has more time for family, school and hanging out with friends. Caroline is 18 months into a two year intensive treatment protocol for ALL, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. “We were on our way to Halifax...

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Aberdeen Health Foundation puts out Giving Tuesday Challenge

NEW GLASGOW – 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...

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Hospital foundation marks decade of giving by UCT

NEW GLASGOW – The Aberdeen Health Foundation has many reasons to celebrate this Philanthropy Day. The United Commercial Travellers (UCT) is one example of the many generous donors that help the foundation fulfil its goal to enhance health care in Pictou County. UCT has been donating to the AHF since 2006 and in a decade,...

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