Meet Dartmouth General

MeetDartmouth General

The Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation’s (DGH Foundation) sole mission is to support innovation and exceptional care at the Dartmouth General by connecting with those who believe in the Dartmouth General and the communities it serves.

Currently, the Foundation is undertaking its newest campaign – Lead On, driving patient-centred innovation. This campaign is focused on providing amazing innovations in healthcare equipment such as Mako Smart Robotics Orthopedic Robot, the latest technology for DGH staff and patients, introducing new and expanded bursaries for African Nova Scotian and Indigenous learners, adding an increased focus on geriatric and palliative care, creating a new Pelvic Health Suite for urology and gynecology, and more.

Since its inception in 1975, the DGH Foundation has invested over $50 million in new equipment, facilities, and programs at Dartmouth General. Generous donors to the recent Above and Beyond campaign supported Dartmouth General’s recent expansion by helping the DGH Foundation raise more than $13 million, leveraging $137 million provided by the provincial government. Through a generous donation from Fred Smithers, O.C., M.B.E, DGH is now home to the Fred Smithers Centre for Orthopedic Centre, a world-class centre for Orthopedic Care and new home to Mako Smart Robotics Technology that is helping to reduce wait times for hip and knee replacements, increase surgical capacity at Dartmouth General Hospital, and change the future of orthopedic care in Nova Scotia.

In 2019, the Neville J. Gilfoy Wing was added to the Dartmouth General, including eight new operating rooms, new clinical space with more exam and procedure rooms, larger waiting and reception spaces, and new state-of-the-art equipment for cleaning and sterilizing medical instruments.

Our Team

Board of Directors

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    Dan Gibson, Chair

    Retired Partner, The Shaw Group

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    Candace Thomas, K.C., 1st Vice Chair

    Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for the Province of Nova Scotia.

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    Ann Janega , 2nd Vice Chair

    Retired Citizenship Judge

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    Jennifer Alward, Treasurer

    Senior Manager, KPMG LLP

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    Sharon Davis-Murdoch, Secretary

    Co-President of Health Association of African Canadians

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    Bruce Delo, Past Chair

    Senior Consultant,
    Delo Management Consulting

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    Dr. Natalie Cheng

    Medical Site Lead, DGH

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    Joseph Daniel, CPA, CA, Director

    CEO, Cresco

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    Joseph Diab, Director

    President, Baker Drive Developments

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    John Fitzpatrick, K.C, Director

    Partner at BoyneClarke LLP.

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    Rick Flynn, Director

    Community volunteer, Retired Aviation Executive.

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    Mark Gascoigne, Director

    CEO, Director of Strategy Trampoline Branding

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    Paul O'Hearn, Director

    Director, National Accounts – Atlantic Region, TD Bank Group

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    Dr. Carla Pittman, Director

    DGH Radiologist

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    Mark Sherman, Director

    Retired, VP & COO, Irving Oil

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    Chris Purcell

    Auxiliary President