Getinge Canada Limited - Top 50 Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada!

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Getinge Canada Limited is honoured to be named among the Top 50 Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada for 2009. This reflects positively on the employees and their engagement in the growth of this organization. The study, now in its sixth year, is published in the Globe and Mail and PROFIT Magazine.

"Our mission is to be the trusted company that provides credible, evidence-based information about the effectiveness of health technologies." says Doug Friesen, President of Getinge Canada Limited.

Abdool Z. Karim manager of the Regional Processing Centre Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre recently published a study in Healthcare Quarterly Vol.12 No. 4 2009 on the Getinge 88 Turbo Washer Disinfector. They concluded that this innovative technology increased productivity by 30%, reduced their water consumption by 7.7 million litres annually and had a positive impact on their employee morale. Over $340,000 is being redirected to patient care as a result of transitioning to the Getinge 88 Turbo Washer Disinfector. Our employees believe and live our mission." says Doug Friesen, President of Getinge Canada Limited.

The senior management team of Getinge Canada thought it was important that the company as a whole be a role model for disaster relief and third world support. To that end, a new sterilizer was donated to the St. Joseph's Health System International Outreach Program (Hamilton, ON) for use in Haiti. The sterilizers at the sister hospitals in Haiti were destroyed in the quake. Within the next 2 weeks, a sterilizer is being shipped with other medical supplies to Haiti. One of the company's technicians, Dave Gardner, has volunteered to fly to Haiti to install the sterilizer, to train local people on how to be first responders and provide applications training. "Our employees are outstanding," adds Doug Friesen, President of Getinge Canada Limited.

Becoming a Top Best Small and Medium Employer is a very detailed and competitive process. This national awards program recognizes top employers who have between 50 and 400 employees. This study mirrors the renowned Best Employer in Canada initiative run by partner Hewitt Associates; however, it caters to smaller businesses.

The rankings are determined primarily by using the results from Employee Opinion Surveys. Here, 21 key engagement drivers are detailed and analyzed. The evaluation process also includes the assessment of organization practices and perspectives from the leadership team. This year, more than 200 companies across Canada registered to participate in the study.

Study partners include Queen's School of Business, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing and Hewitt Associates. More information about the Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada is available online at http://business.queensu.ca/qcbv/sme.

About Getinge Canada Limited

Getinge Canada Limited is a member of the Getinge Group, a Swedish multinational. Getinge Canada Limited is dedicated to Infection Control and ranks among the leading providers of disinfectors and sterilizers within the healthcare and life sciences segments. Since its foundation more than 100 years ago, Getinge Infection Control has stood for innovation and technological progress in the field of disinfection and sterilization.

For more information about Getinge Canada Limited, please visit www.getinge.com or call 1.800.387.3341.

SOURCE Getinge Canada Limited

For further information: For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Rose DeMarco, Executive Assistant, Getinge Canada Limited, Phone: (905) 629-8777 Ext. 212, Toll Free: 1-800-387-3341 Ext. 212, Email: rosanna.demarco@getinge.ca; Sandra Olszowka, Director, Projects, Queen's Centre for Business Venturing, Queen's School of Business, Phone: (613) 533-3119, Email: solszowka@business.queensu.ca

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