CCI Appoints Professional Advisory Committee Members to Advance Quality Healthcare

    TORONTO, Dec. 3 /CNW/ - Comprehensive Care International (CCI) and Dr.
William Orovan, Chair of the CCI Professional Advisory Committee, are pleased
to announce the appointment of Dr. Julian Dobranowski, Dr. Gerald Rowland,
Dr. Carol Anne Sawka, and Karima Velji, RN, as new members of the Committee.
    With the previous appointment of Dr. Orovan in June of this year, the CCI
Professional Advisory Committee moves forward with these new members, who will
oversee all matters related to professional practice and development, and
ensure that the quality of care CCI provides adheres to the highest standards
of practice. The committee functions in a resource and advisory capacity to
assist in the development, coordination, and evaluation of activities related
to CCI healthcare projects.
    CCI's new Professional Advisory Committee members represent a large
number of professional interests and disciplines. New committee member
highlights include the following:

    Dr. Julian Dobranowski, FRCPC is Chief in the Department of Diagnostic
Imaging, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton; Associate Clinical Professor,
McMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences; and as well, he is the
Medical Director - Imaging Research Centre, at McMaster University.

    Dr. Gerald Rowland is the Vice President of Medical Staff at the
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. As well, he has a general practice in
the Tillsonburg Medical Clinic, Department of Family Practice, in the
Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rowland is a past President of the
Ontario Medical Association and a past President of The College of Physicians
and Surgeons of Ontario.

    Dr. Carol Anne Sawka, FRCPC is the CEO of the Central East Regional
Cancer Centre. As well, she is the Provincial Vice President, in Clinical
Programs, at Cancer Care Ontario. In addition, Dr. Sawka is Head of the Cancer
Program at Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Science Centre, as well as an
Associate Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Medicine
at the University of Toronto.

    Karima Velji, RN is Vice President of Professional Practice and Chief
Nursing Officer at Toronto Rehab. She has cross appointments to the University
of Toronto's Faculty of Nursing and to McMaster University, and is a PhD
candidate at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Nursing.

    Dr. Orovan, responsible for leading the committee, has a well-established
career with leading healthcare academic institutions, hospitals, and governing
healthcare associations including: McMaster University, where he is currently
Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery; St. Joseph's Hospital
(Hamilton, Ontario), where he was Chief of the Department of Surgery for
12 years; and the Ontario Medical Association, where he held the position of a
past President.
    "I am pleased to welcome our new members to the CCI Professional Advisory
Committee. CCI is a growing company and the establishment of our Professional
Advisory Committee demonstrates our bench strength, while reaffirming our
commitment to high quality clinical consulting services offered to our
clients. Specifically, this committee provides a deeper understanding of the
issues steering healthcare industry change, and advocates for the
implementation and evaluation of high quality services capable of meeting the
dynamic and diverse needs of all CCI clients," says CCI's president and CEO,
Katherine Jones.


    Comprehensive Care International (CCI) is an international project
management firm specializing in comprehensive healthcare solutions. CCI takes
a collaborative client approach to deliver healthcare projects to world-wide
markets, and with the support of quality teams of Canadian talent, brings
integrity and value in project management expertise to ensure client success.
CCI offers an array of specialized expertise and services in population needs
assessment, business case development, clinical programming, staff education
and training, hospital organizational structures and management systems,
quality assurance models, and facility services including: site selection,
functional programming, design, and equipment and furniture planning.

For further information:

For further information: Laura Macdonald, Director, Marketing and
Communications, Comprehensive Care International (CCI), (416) 531-5950,
extension no. 207, E-mail:

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