Peter Michael MacDougall Death – Peter Macdougall, 61-year-old Clinical Transformation Information Informatics Officer for One Person One Record, Nova Scotia Health/IWK reportedly died due to complications following a bone marrow transplant that he received in February 2022.
About Peter Macdougall
He was born on October 1, 1960, to the late Catherine (Cogan) and Lawrence MacDougall. He attended college after Memorial High School but soon recognized that nursing was his true calling. He earned his Registered Nurse degree from Victoria General Hospital in 1984. Peter was a lifelong learner who went on to acquire a Master of Health Studies from Athabasca University and a BSc in Nursing from St. Francis Xavier University after graduating from the VGH School of Nursing.
Peter had a long and fruitful career and played various parts. Before assuming his first position in leadership as a Health Services Manager at the QE11 Health Sciences Centre in 2005, he began his career as a nurse at the IWK and then worked as a nurse in Cape Breton and Florida.
In that capacity, he oversaw clinical teams in the intensive care unit (ICU), thoracic surgery, and the Integrated Palliative Care Service. He also played a crucial part in the early design of the first hospice in Nova Scotia. Throughout his career, Peter maintained a strong interest in innovation. As Health Service Director, Emergency Services, and in his most recent position as Clinical Transformation Information Informatics Officer for One Person One Record, Nova Scotia Health/IWK, he continued to direct and manage sizable clinical teams and multiple health care programs.
As the first male RN to hold the position of president of the College of Registered Nurses Association in 2012, he created history. In this capacity, he traveled the province meeting nurses and rekindling pride in the nursing profession in Nova Scotia. He urged nurses to recognize the leader in themselves as he saw it in them, always willing to share the knowledge and expertise he had earned over the years.
Peter Macdougall’s Obituary
According to an obituary page, visitation will take place in J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr. Halifax on Saturday July 16 from 5-8pm. A funeral will take place on Sunday July 17 at 2pm, which will be followed by a reception at Le Bistro by Liz on South Park St. for family and close friends, from 3:30-6pm.