-Alliance With Premiere Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Group
Marks Significant Milestone in Centric Health's Strategy to Partner
Canada's leading Healthcare Professionals -
TORONTO, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ -Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" or "the Company") (TSX:
CHH), today announced it has established a strategic alliance with
Vancouver Imaging ("VI"), a premiere sub-specialty Diagnostic and
Interventional Radiology Group based in British Columbia, under which
VI will provide imaging services at the Company's state-of-the-art
False Creek Healthcare Centre ("False Creek") for a period of five
years. In addition, under the alliance, Centric Health and VI will
jointly explore other imaging opportunities across Canada.
"Our alliance with the prestigious VI, the largest radiology group in
British Columbia, is another example of our commitment to providing
patients with access to Canada's leading healthcare professionals at
Centric Health's state-of-the-art facilities to consistently exceed
their expectations for quality care," said David Cutler, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Centric Health Corporation. "Through this
innovative partnership, VI will expand its capacity to deliver imaging
and related services using our platform while focusing on being at the
leading edge of healthcare technology."
"This alliance will provide VI radiologists with access to False Creek's
state-of-the-art equipment, including the only GE 3.0 Tesla HDxt MRI
for clinical use in BC, exceptional network of specialists, critical
care nurses and onsite operating rooms, as we pursue excellence and
innovation in the delivery of medical imaging programs and services to
patients, clinicians and students," said Hugue Ouellette, CEO,
Vancouver Imaging. "We are proud to partner with Centric Health as we
share their commitment to innovation in the delivery of healthcare and
to providing the highest quality care with the best possible outcomes.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Centric Health team to
explore potential additional imaging opportunities across the country."
Centric Health's Surgical and Medical Centres segment strategy is to
develop and implement cost effective, quality-focused, innovative
healthcare solutions in partnership with healthcare professionals
through effective utilization of existing capacity within the Company's
Mr. Cutler added, "Within the Surgical and Medical Centres segment of
our business, we have established a tremendous foundation from which to
generate long-term growth through improved utilization of our
facilities. This alliance is consistent with that objective and
provides for additional opportunities at our other facilities across
the country going forward."