Centric Health announces leadership promotions

    
             Brenda Rusnak accepts Centric Health Corporate Role
      Tina Bishai appointed President, Active Health Eldercare Division
    

TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" or "the Company") (TSX: CHH), a diversified healthcare company with a vision to become Canada's premier healthcare company providing innovative solutions centered around patients and healthcare professionals, today announced the appointment of Tina Bishai to the position of President, Active Health Eldercare Division. Tina will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, business development and innovative management to over 250 healthcare providers who currently service in excess of 27,000 beds. This business unit provides rehabilitation and other related services to senior citizens in Retirement and Long-Term Care Homes.

"Tina is a strong, results-oriented manager with an unwavering commitment to the highest levels of quality patient care and outcomes. She empowers her team to achieve service excellence and is the perfect leader to grow our market share across Canada," said Dr. Jack Shevel, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Centric Health.

Ms. Bishai joined Active Health in 1999 as a Registered Physiotherapist with Bachelor of Sciences Degrees in Human Biology and Physiotherapy from the University of Toronto, and received an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2002. Tina's focus on systems, data capture and analysis in pursuing continuous quality improvement in patient care has demonstrated the benefits of rehabilitation, prevention and wellness to reduce emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Centric Health is also pleased to announce that Brenda Rusnak, the founder and long time CEO of Active Health Services Ltd., will continue as a valued consultant and advisor to the Company. Brenda will focus on expanding our Clinic Network, establishing Seniors' Health and Wellness Centre's and establishing Centric's Homecare division. "Brenda has always been recognized as a leader in the industry and her entrepreneurship will be of great value to the Company and as a Director on the Advisory Board of Centric Health," said Dr. Shevel.

About Centric Health

Centric Health's vision is to be Canada's premier healthcare company, providing innovative solutions centered around patients and healthcare professionals. As a diversified healthcare company with investments in several niche service areas, Centric Health currently has operations in medical assessments, disability and rehabilitation management, physiotherapy, hospital services and wellness and prevention. With knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery in international markets and extensive and trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and government agencies, Centric Health is pursuing expansion opportunities into other healthcare sectors to create value for all stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to the highest quality of care. Centric Health is listed on the TSX under the symbol CHH. For further information, please visit www.centrichealth.ca. Centric Health's strategic advisor is Global Healthcare Investments & Solutions, Inc. (www.ghis.us).

This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding business strategy, plans and other expectations, beliefs, goals, objectives, information and statements about possible future events. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those anticipated by Centric Health and described in the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur or, if any of them do so, what benefits Centric Health will derive there from.

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SOURCE Centric Health Corporation

For further information: For further information: Peter Walkey, Chief Financial Officer, Centric Health, (416) 481-0834 ext. 309, pwalkey@centrichealth.ca; Michael Moore, Investor Relations, Equicom Group, (416) 815-0700 ext. 241, mmoore@equicomgroup.com


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