CML HealthCare Income Fund Appoints New Member to Board of Trustees

    Toronto Stock Exchange Symbol: CLC.UN

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - CML HealthCare Inc. ("CML") and CML
HealthCare Income Fund (the "Fund"), (TSX: CLC.UN) today announced the
appointment of Mr. Gery J. Barry to CML HealthCare's Board of Directors and
the Fund's Board of Trustees.
    "Mr. Barry's demonstrated leadership and expertise in public and private
health insurance and medical benefit programs will be an important strategic
resource for CML HealthCare, particularly in light of the health care reforms
currently under consideration in the United States," said Mr. Stephen Wiseman,
Chairman of CML HealthCare. "We look forward to benefiting from Mr. Barry's
insight and guidance in support of the ongoing development of CML HealthCare's
business, both in Canada and the U.S."
    "Mr. Barry's appointment further supports CML's commitment to build long
term value for stakeholders," said Paul Bristow, President and CEO of CML
HealthCare Income Fund. "His extensive knowledge of the health insurance and
health care industries will be a valuable resource as we move forward in
growing our business."
    Mr. Barry is President and CEO of Barry-Global Strategic Services, a firm
offering expertise in health insurance and health care quality management. He
most recently served as Chief Strategy Officer of Aetna, Inc. (NYSE:   AET) a
leading U.S. based provider of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, and
disability insurance, and employee benefits, with annual revenues in excess of
US$30 billion worldwide. Prior to Aetna, Mr. Barry was President and Chief
Executive Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, a not-for-profit
agency providing group and individual health and medical benefits to more than
one million members. Prior thereto, Mr. Barry was President and Chief
Executive Officer of Liberty Health (formerly Ontario Blue Cross). Mr. Barry
currently serves on the Louisiana HealthCare Quality Forum Board of Directors,
chairing the Quality Measurement Committee; and is a member of the Board of
Directors of GroupWorks Inc (TSX-V: GWC). Mr. Barry holds a Bachelor of
Science (Honors Mathematics) from the University of Notre Dame, and a Masters
Degree (Applied Mathematics) from Rutgers University. He is a Fellow of the
Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.

    About CML HealthCare Income Fund

    CML HealthCare Income Fund is an unincorporated open-ended trust that
owns CML HealthCare Inc., one of Canada's largest healthcare services
businesses. Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is a leading
provider of laboratory testing services in Ontario and the largest private
provider of medical imaging services in Canada. The Fund also owns American
Radiology Services, Inc., a leading provider of fully-integrated diagnostic
medical imaging services based in Baltimore, Maryland. CML HealthCare Income
Fund is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
"CLC.UN" and has approximately 89.8 million units outstanding. To reach CML
HealthCare Income Fund via the worldwide web log on to

    Caution concerning forward-looking statements

    Statements made in this news release, other than those concerning
historical financial information, may be forward-looking and therefore subject
to various risks and uncertainties. Some forward-looking statements may be
identified by words like "may", "will", "anticipate", "estimate", "expect",
"intend", or "continue" or the negative thereof or similar variations. Readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such statements, as actual
results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such
statements. Factors that could cause results to vary include, but are not
limited to: dependence on government-based revenues; pending and proposed
legislative or regulatory developments including the impact of changes in
laws, regulations and the enforcement thereof; intensifying competition from
established competitors and new entrants in the businesses in which we
operate; technological change; interest rate fluctuations and general economic
conditions; insurance coverage of sufficient scope to satisfy any liability
claims; fluctuations in operating results; dependence on our ability to
renegotiate the MOH contract on favourable terms; dependence on our operating
subsidiary to pay its interest obligations; fluctuations in cash distributions
and capital investment; management of credit, market, liquidity and funding
and operational risks; judicial judgments and legal proceedings; our ability
to complete strategic acquisitions and to integrate our acquisitions
successfully; changes in accounting policies and methods we use to report our
financial condition, including uncertainties associated with critical
accounting assumptions and estimates; operational and infrastructure risks
including possible equipment failure and performance of information technology
systems; fluctuations in total patient referrals; loss of services of key
senior management personnel; other factors that may affect future growth and
results including, timely development and introduction of new products and
services; changes in our estimates relating to reserves and allowances; future
sales of units; changes in tax laws; technological changes and obsolescence,
natural disasters, the possible impact on our businesses from public health
emergencies, international conflicts and other developments including those
relating to terrorism; the effect of anyone or more of such events and risks
on our stability ratings and any changes thereto; and our success in
anticipating and managing the foregoing risks. Additional factors related to
the recent acquisition of American Radiology Services, Inc. ("ARS") include,
but are not limited to, the Fund's ability to successfully integrate the
operations of ARS, additional liabilities or costs attributable to the
acquisition of ARS, unknown liabilities of ARS, the ability to retain senior
management of ARS, the ability to complete accretive acquisitions in the U.S.,
the continuation and nature of the relationship with The Johns Hopkins
University and The Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (collectively
"Johns Hopkins") and changes in U.S. federal and state healthcare laws and
regulations, including with respect to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements
    We caution that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive and that
when reviewing our forward-looking statements investors and others should
refer to the "Risk Factors" section of the Fund's Annual Information Form, the
"Risks and Ucertainties" and other sections of our Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Operating Results and Financial Position and our other periodic
filings with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. All forward-looking
statements presented herein should be considered in conjunction with such
filings. Except as required by Canadian securities law, we do not undertake to
update any forward-looking statements, whether written or oral, that may be
made from time to time by us or on our behalf; such statements speak only as
of the date made.

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For further information:

For further information: Bruce Wigle or Alice Dunning, Investor
Relations, The Equicom Group Inc., (416) 815-0700 ext 228 or ext 255, (416)
815-0080 fax, Email: or; Tom
Weber, Chief Financial Officer, CML HealthCare Income Fund, (905) 565-0043,
(905) 565-1776 fax, Internet:

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