TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Borealis Infrastructure today announced the
appointment of Ida Goodreau to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
of LifeLabs. In her new role, Ms. Goodreau will lead Canada's largest provider
of community laboratory services in the delivery of more than 50 million
laboratory tests to over 10 million Canadians and 20,000 physicians, annually.
Ms. Goodreau joins LifeLabs from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), one of
Canada's largest healthcare organizations, where since 2002 she was President
and CEO. In this role, she was responsible for delivering complex health
services to over 1.1 million people, through a network of 21,000 employees, 13
hospitals and 9,000 acute, rehabilitation and residential beds.
"Ida Goodreau brings extensive senior leadership and healthcare
experience to her role at LifeLabs," said Michael Rolland, President and CEO
of Borealis Infrastructure and Chairman of the Board of LifeLabs. "Her
knowledge of the challenges facing healthcare providers and her proven ability
to identify and implement improvements that benefit patient care and business
performance make her an ideal candidate to lead LifeLabs at this stage in our
development. We're excited by what this means for the future of LifeLabs and
those we support in the community."
Prior to joining VCH, Ms. Goodreau held senior leadership roles in
several Canadian and international pulp and paper companies, including BC's
Fletcher Challenge Canada, where she led operational and market strategies
that improved the company's global positioning. She began her career in
Ontario, as Vice-President, Human Resources for Union Gas, where she
implemented world-class human resource practices.
A native of southwestern Ontario, Ms. Goodreau has an Honours Bachelor of
Commerce and an MBA from the University of Windsor. She sits on a number of
corporate boards and has led and supported the efforts of community, business
and advisory groups focused on improving health services, including: The
Conference Board of Canada, Leaders' Roundtable on Health Human Resources; the
Richard Ivey Health Sector Advisory Council; the Western Canada Health CEO
Forum; and the United Way.
Ms. Goodreau begins in her new role as CEO of LifeLabs on March 1, 2009.
LifeLabs, provides laboratory testing services, which help physicians and
other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in
patients. LifeLabs employs more then 3000 professionally trained staff, who
deliver more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million
patients and nearly 20,000 physician customers. LifeLabs has operated in
Canada for nearly 50 years. Today it is owned by Borealis Infrastructure, a
global leader in infrastructure investing, with assets in energy,
transportation and infrastructure buildings, including long-term care
facilities and hospitals, pipelines and telecommunications. For information,
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