IH Systems Names Richardson, Webster Mourant to Board of Directors



    WINNIPEG, April 11 /CNW/ - Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems), a
Winnipeg-based medical device company, announced today that James A.
Richardson and Fiona Webster Mourant have joined its Board of Directors. The
directors will guide IH Systems in the manufacture and sale of its RIVA
(Robotic Intra Venous Automation) product - a self-contained unit for filling
IV syringes and bags.
    Kevin McGarry, President and Chief Executive Officer of IH Systems,
indicates the business and health care industry experience of the new Board
members will greatly assist IH Systems evolution from product development to
product manufacture. "The entrepreneurial acumen, experience with the
commercialization of advanced technology and outstanding business track record
of Mr. Richardson and Ms. Webster Mourant are a welcome addition to the IH
Systems team," says McGarry. "With sales of our RIVA system expanding across
North America, IH Systems is delighted to have such an experienced board in
place to guide the execution of RIVA's product development and sales plan," he
concludes.

    Note to editors: Biographies of Mr. McGarry, Mr. Richardson and Ms.
Webster Mourant are attached for background.

    Intelligent Hospital Systems is a medical device company focused on the
design and development of automated solutions for the hospital environment.
For more information, please visit www.intelligenthospitals.com


    
                   IH Systems Board of Director Biographies
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    Kevin A F McGarry, BSc, MBA

    Kevin McGarry has an extensive and broad business and academic
background. He has been the principal shareholder and CEO of several
successful small to mid sized companies, the largest being Colliers Pratt
McGarry, a 100 person commercial real estate services and development company.
In 1999 he founded Keystone Technologies Inc to provide commercialization
funding and management to life sciences research coming out of the St.
Boniface General Hospital Research Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. More recently
he founded Western Life Sciences Venture Fund; an early stage life sciences
fund and he is the CEO and principal shareholder of Lombard Life Sciences the
Fund manager. He has been the CEO of several of the Fund's investees including
IL Therapeutics (now Pacgen Biopharmaceuticals), Monteris Medical and others.
He is currently on the Board of Directors of Pacgen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (a
listed public company), Monteris Medical and IMRIS Inc.

    James A Richardson, BA

    Jim Richardson is a retired Vice President of James Richardson & Sons
Limited and the current President and Director of Westmead Limited. A graduate
of Queens University, Jim has a broad business background and is a major
investor in several technology and oil and gas companies. He is extremely
active in the community being Senior Manitoba Director of Ducks Unlimited,
Chairman of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (Manitoba Region), a trustee of
the Richardson Foundation Inc. and a trustee of the University of Winnipeg
Foundation. He was Chair of Sport for the 1999 Pan American Games, Past
President of Big Brothers of Canada, a former Regent of the University of
Winnipeg and has served on the boards of numerous other community
organizations. Jim is currently on the Board of Directors of several private
Canadian companies including Arista Technologies Inc., LibreStream
Technologies Inc., Strand Energy Inc., TelPay Incorporated and Tundra oil and
Gas Ltd.

    Fiona Webster Mourant, C.I.M - 1990

    Fiona Webster Mourant is the President and Owner of Manrex Ltd. a
Winnipeg based designer and manufacturer of medication delivery systems.
Manrex products have been sold around the world for over thirty years. Fiona
has held several positions at Manrex since joining the firm in 1981
culminating in the Presidency in 1990. Together with a partner she purchased
the company in 1991. She is a recipient of numerous business awards including
Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year, finalist in the Ernst and Young
Entrepreneur of the Year Award and regional finalist in the Canadian Women
Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. She is active in the community being the
current President of the Children's Hospital Foundation, a Director of the
Business Council of Manitoba, and a board member of the Manitoba Research
Institute. She is a former board member of The Women's Enterprise Centre, the
Health Care Products Association of Manitoba and Past Chair of the Small
Business task Force of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and is a mentor with
the Women's Business Owner's of Manitoba.




For further information:

For further information: Kevin McGarry, President and CEO, (204)
943-0066

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