Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories Named One of Canada's Top 100 and Greater Toronto Area's Top 75 Employers


    BRAMPTON, ON, Oct. 23 /CNW/ - Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories has
been named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2009 and one of the Greater
Toronto Area's Top 75 Employers by Mediacorp Canada, Inc.
    "We are honoured to be recognized as a top employer and proud of
Gamma-Dynacare's leadership within our industry in establishing an exceptional
workplace," said Naseem Somani, Chief Executive Officer, Gamma-Dynacare
Medical Laboratories. "We're in the business of caring for people, including
our employees. We have worked hard to establish an engaging and passionate
workplace where people are supported, developed and recognized."
    Gamma-Dynacare was selected as part of an annual study conducted by
Mediacorp Canada, Inc., publisher of the book "Canada's Top 100 Employers".
The study profiles organizations that offer exceptional workplace environments
for employees based on a number of factors, including work atmosphere and
communication, benefits, training and skills development and community
involvement. Gamma-Dynacare will be profiled in the book and also was
recognized in the October 13, 2008 special issue of Maclean's magazine. In
addition, as one of the GTA's Top 75 Employers, Gamma-Dynacare was listed in a
special editorial supplement to The Toronto Star on October 18, 2008.
    Gamma-Dynacare's submission to Mediacorp highlighted the employee
programs, learning and development opportunities, health and safety practices,
and community projects that demonstrate the company's commitment to employees
and help to create a spirited and engaging atmosphere. For example, events and
celebrations held throughout the year include an annual REWARDS gala, which
provides an opportunity for employees to be recognized for exceptional
performance and to give recognition to colleagues they feel have earned their
    Gamma-Dynacare was recognized by the judges for its family-friendly
benefit programs, which include a matching RSP plan, a 100% employer-paid
health benefits plan, top-up benefits for parental and compassionate leaves,
and starting employees at three weeks paid vacation plus two personal paid
days off.
    Gamma-Dynacare also received good marks for its training and skills
development programs. In addition to tuition reimbursement and regular "Lunch
and Learn" events, Gamma-Dynacare holds a continuing education symposium each
year, covering topics that range from future health care trends to enhancing
interpersonal skills. To help the children of its employees pursue higher
education, Gamma-Dynacare awards up to 15 scholarship grants annually to
eligible dependants of its employees, and has awarded nearly $200,000 under
this program since its inception.

    About Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories

    Gamma-Dynacare is one of Canada's largest and most respected providers of
laboratory services and solutions. Our skilled and dedicated employees perform
millions of tests each year in our state-of-the-art facilities, playing a key
role in the treatment of patients and the prevention and diagnosis of disease.
By living our mission of "Caring for People", we positively impact the health
and wellness of people across Canada and are a valuable contributor to the
betterment of the overall healthcare system. For more information, please

For further information:

For further information: Shelley Jourard, Director of Communications,
Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories, (905) 790-3515 or (800) 790-3515, ext.

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