History in the Making: New Partnership Creates Most Comprehensive Integrated Facilities Management Solution In Canadian Healthcare History

    RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 19 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   A Press Conference to launch York Central Hospital's partnership
            with Sodexho for the provision of food services, housekeeping,
            plant operations, service response centre, security, linen and
            laundry services - creating the most comprehensive Integrated
            Facilities Management (IFM) Agreement in Canada.

            Free Booster Juice, Tim Hortons, Starbucks refreshments and
            Photo Opportunity

    WHO:    York Central Hospital Senior Leadership:
            Bruce Harber, President and CEO
            Bill Whittaker, VP, Human Resources and Support Services

            Sodexho Canada Senior Leadership:
            Greg Nordal, President
            Stephen Simms, Vice President of Healthcare

    WHEN:   Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  York Central Hospital Atrium, Centre for Continuing Care and
            Rehabilitation, 10 Trench Street in Richmond Hill
            (northwest corner of Trench and Major Mackenzie)

    WHY:    The face of health care in Canada is changing. The expectations
            of patients, hospital employees and visitors have also changed as
            they look for more personalized services. York Central Hospital
            is creating a new kind of community hospital where patient-
            focused care includes creating the best possible patient care

    York Central Hospital is preparing for this future right now by
partnering with Sodexho to implement an Integrated Facilities Management (IFM)
solution for everything from environmental services, food services, plant
operations to security and linen. This partnership will create the most
comprehensive IFM implementation of any hospital in Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Melina Cormier, Director, Public Affairs, York
Central Hospital, Tel. (905) 883-1212 ext. 7492, Fax (905) 883-2455,
mcormier@yorkcentral.on.ca; Jon Kristjanson CFE, Vice President, Marketing and
Communications, Sodexho Canada, (905) 632-8592 ext. 250,

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