Aberdeen Health Foundation receives support from Women Alike Abreast a River

Published on July 23, 2014
Pictured left to right are: Dianne McKenzie, RN; Bonnie McCarron, Patient Care Cancer Navigator; Dr. Shaabaf, Internal Medicine; Women Alike Abreast A River representatives, Bev McGuigan, Carol Brauer, Faye Visser; and Susan Green, Chair, Aberdeen Health Foundation. Submitted

Aberdeen Health Foundation recently received $8,500 from Women Alike Abreast A River, funds raised in the community at Race on the River and then donated back to the community. Faye Visser, President Women Alike said, “Our group is able to make this generous gift due to the community support we received as one of the recipients of the funds raised during Race on the River. We are thrilled to be able to give back to the community for all the support the community has given our team.”

Susan Green of the Aberdeen Health Foundation said, “Donations from our community groups are instrumental to help ensure we are able to support the staff and physicians with the equipment required to enhance health care in our community. The dollars raised will help ensure our patients’ care and comfort at a stressful time in their lives. We are truly lucky to have such support from a group so dedicated to their community.”

This year we are able to purchase a vascular probe for the Portable Ultrasound. This equipment will be used in the Oncology Unit by physicians to visualize a vein for accurate access and easy insertion of a central venous access line, which are used to administer Chemotherapy drugs. These lines are for long term IV therapy and can be left in place for several months.

“Due to generous donations from all donors, big or small the Aberdeen Health Foundation is able to provide the equipment, education and resources required for our Hospital, which will help ensure our community has the care they require right here in Pictou County. These are the benefits of living in such a wonderful community,” stated Susan Malcolm.