CFI'S Investments on Right Track for Canada's Research Hospitals

    OTTAWA, Aug. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - The Association of Canadian Academic
Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO), the national voice of the Canada's Research
Hospitals - Teaching Hospitals, Academic Regional Health Authorities and their
Research Institutes - welcomes the investments that our member institutions
have received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's Research Hospital
    "In making this announcement, the Prime Minister is sending a clear
signal that building world-class, leading-edge research infrastructure is
crucial to our ability to support the creation of new knowledge and nurture
innovation in an increasingly interdependent global economy that competes on
the basis of new knowledge", said Mr. Glenn Brimacombe, CEO and spokesperson
of ACAHO. "These announcements focus on large-scale, hospital-based research
initiatives that push the boundaries of health research, and will certainly
advance the country's science and technology agenda."
    CFI's Research Hospital Fund is about health, health care and
nation-building. It is about the marriage between our collective health and
future wealth as a country. Finally, it is about having the right policy
instruments in place that can have a profound and transformative impact on
Canadian society through innovation.
    "For these opportunities, ACAHO applauds the federal government for its
continued investments in health research, innovation and commercialization.
They are strategic and substantial, and continue to position Canada as an
important player when it comes to science and technology", said
Mr. Brimacombe.

    Members of ACAHO are leaders of innovative and transformational
organizations that serve a unique and essential role in the system: they
contribute to the education of the next generation of health care
professionals, advance leading edge innovative practices through health
research, and provide much of the specialized health care services to

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For further information: Beatrice Keleher Raffoul, Director, Government
Relations, (613) 730-5818 ext 323, Cell Phone: (613) 795-4878, Fax: (613)

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