Bayshore president Stuart Cottrelle named Ontario's Health Services & Sciences Entrepreneur of the Year



    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - Bayshore Home Health president and
founder, Stuart Cottrelle, has been named Ontario's Health Services & Sciences
Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Awards.
    "The award is testimony to the exemplary efforts of our management team,
branch staff and more than 5,500 caregivers across Canada. They are the people
that have brought success to our company, and deserve the recognition"
Cottrelle says. "My main contribution has been to create a culture that's
based on mutual respect, continuous learning and improvement, and valuing our
employees' individuality and contributions."
    Cottrelle started Bayshore Home Health's operations in 1993 and has more
than 20 years experience in the home health care industry. He is a founding
member of the Canadian Home Care Association and currently sits on the Board
of the Ontario Home Care Association. He is a graduate of the Richard Ivey
School of Business at The University of Western Ontario.
    Cottrelle joins nine others who are business category winners of the
Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Ontario. They are among the 50
entrepreneurs who competed for the overall provincial award, which was awarded
to the winner of the Manufacturing category. The winner of the provincial
award will move on to compete for the national and worldwide Entrepreneur of
the Year awards.
    The Entrepreneur of the Year Program was founded by professional services
firm Ernst & Young to celebrate great entrepreneurs who have demonstrated
excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as company development,
financial performance and risk taking. To learn more about the awards, visit
www.eoy.ca.

    About Bayshore Home Health

    Bayshore Home Health has been enhancing the quality of life, dignity and
independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and
operated, it is the country's largest provider of home and community health
care services, with more than 35 home care offices, 20 community clinics and
6,500 employees in eight provinces. Its specialties are in-home nursing,
personal care and home support - offered directly to consumers and also
delivered through government care programs, personal and group insurance
plans, and workplace safety insurance. Its caregivers provide about 5 million
hours of home care annually to 40,000 clients. The company's other services
include nurse and caregiver staffing, pharmaceutical support services, health
education programs, infusion services and dialysis centres.





For further information:

For further information: Stuart Cottrelle, President, Bayshore Home
Health, (905) 822-8075 ext 231, scottrelle@bayshore.ca, www.bayshore.ca

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