New member joins hospital foundation

ANTIGONISH: St. Martha’s Regional Hospital Foundation board of directors chair, Joe MacDonald, is pleased to announce that Michael Hatt has joined the board.

The directors have been endeavouring to bring a broader regional representation to the board of directors to better reflect the coverage area of St. Martha’s Regional Hospital.

Hatt will bring a Strait area perspective to the regional hospital foundation board, as well as years of experience both professionally and as a volunteer in health care delivery in northeastern Nova Scotia.

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Hatt has been the pharmacist-owner of The Medicine Shoppe in Port Hawkesbury since 2009. Previously, he worked in a variety of pharmacy settings in northeastern Nova Scotia. He has been recognized provincially, by the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia, and nationally, by The Medicine Shoppe Canada, for his pharmacy practice. His interest in healthcare delivery includes volunteer work with the Canadian Red Cross, EMO, and being a Medical First Responder.

“St. Martha’s Regional Hospital is vital to this area, Hatt said. “A well-equipped, modern St. Martha’s Regional Hospital will serve as a draw for physicians and other healthcare practitioners, not just to St. Martha’s, but to the Strait-Richmond Hospital, Guysborough Memorial, Inverness Consolidated Memorial, Eastern Memorial Hospital, and St. Mary’s District Hospitals as well.”

“We look forward to Michael’s participation and perspective on the board,” MacDonald stated. “He is an example of a young professional staying and believing in northeastern Nova Scotia and wanting to see quality health care in the area. He will be a great asset to our board.”