MONTREAL, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
("Gamma-Dynacare") and OSR Medical Inc. ("OSR") announced today that
they have entered into a Collaboration Agreement that will make the
diagnosis of sleep disorders more accessible for patients.
It is well known that good quality sleep is critical for a healthy
lifestyle, while non-restorative sleep adversely affects one's health,
performance and safety. There are many known causes of sleep
disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, snoring, teeth grinding and
other neurological problems. The specialized physicians who direct OSR
diagnose and treat patients suffering from these symptoms. OSR has two
state-of-the art sleep labs, located in Montreal and Laval, the only
centres adhering to the Quebec guidelines and accredited by the
American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Under the new Collaboration Agreement, the full range of OSR's sleep
disorder testing services will now be available through
Gamma-Dynacare's network of 28 Patient Services Centres in Quebec,
providing better access to these services for patients and their
referring physicians. Gamma-Dynacare will offer OSR polysomnography
tests, consultation and illness management services on its requisition
forms. In addition, Gamma-Dynacare's employees will be able to respond
to inquiries about sleep medicine services, and supply portable
monitoring devices so patients can be tested for sleep disorders in the
comfort of their own homes. OSR will promote Gamma-Dynacare as its
preferred provider of laboratory services in Quebec. The parties intend
to collaborate for an initial term of five years.
"We are very excited at the prospect of OSR Medical and Gamma-Dynacare
joining forces," said Denis Bessette, Quebec sales director at
Gamma-Dynacare. "As both businesses are committed to providing clients
with accessible, specialized and secure health services, much will be
gained through our collaboration. Most importantly, patients will
benefit from better access to a broad array of high-quality health
services that have been completely designed around the needs of the
Doctor Marcel Baltzan, Medical Director of OSR Medical's Sleep Disorder
Diagnostic Centres, is equally enthusiastic at the prospect of this
collaboration. "Our patients and their clinicians will benefit from
Gamma-Dynacare's superior quality and customer service.
Gamma-Dynacare's patients and their referring physicians will now have
timely access to OSR's top-quality sleep medicine."
About OSR Medical
Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Quebec, OSR Medical (www.osrmedical.com) is recognized as an industry leader in sleep medicine services.
Directed by board certified physicians in sleep medicine, OSR operates
Sleep Disorder Centres in both Montreal and Laval, where patients
suffering from sleep disorders are provided with the highest quality of
care. Since 2007, OSR Medical's Sleep Disorder Centres have been
accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Providing Information. Impacting Lives. Caring for People. By living
this mission, Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories will achieve its
vision of becoming the trusted leader in transforming laboratory
information and services into solutions that improve health, wellness
and the Canadian health care system.
Gamma-Dynacare is one of Canada's largest and most respected providers
of laboratory services and solutions, with more than 50 years of
experience serving Canadians. Headquartered in Brampton, Ontario,
Gamma-Dynacare operates laboratories in Ontario (Brampton, Bowmanville,
London, Ottawa and Thunder Bay), Quebec (Saint-Laurent and Laval),
Manitoba (Winnipeg) and Alberta (Edmonton).
In addition, Gamma-Dynacare operates more than 200 Patient Services
Centres in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Gamma-Dynacare's 2,400 skilled and dedicated employees perform 50
million tests each year, playing a key role in the prevention and
diagnosis of disease and the treatment of patients.
SOURCE: Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
For further information:
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Corporate Communications
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories
Tel: (905) 790-3515 or 1-866-790-3515, ext. 5381
President, Tomlinson & Associates
Tel: (514) 285-1150