Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre Signs Accord With Quebec

    KAHNAWAKE, QC and ONERAHTOHKO:WA, QC, May 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Kahnawake and
Quebec officials will meet in Kahnawake tomorrow to sign an agreement for the
financing of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre's (KMHC) $19M Expansion and
Renovation Project.  The historic signing ceremony will take place on:
                            Friday, May 8, 2009
                            KMHC Cafeteria
                            2:30 pm
    "The signing of this agreement is the next step towards the realization
of the long-awaited project for the community of Kahnawake," said Susan Horne,
KMHC Executive Director. "This document is based on principles of mutual
respect and partnership," said Franklin Williams, KMHC Board Chairman, "that
will ensure that Kateri is in a position to meet the current demand and expand
future health services to meet the evolving needs of the community."
    Grand Chief Michael Delisle Jr. will sign the agreement on behalf of the
Mohawks of Kahnawake. Quebec's Minister of Health Mr. Yves Bolduc and Mr.
Pierre Corbeil, Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs will sign on
Quebec's behalf.
    In order to protect our elders and residents in the KMHC Inpatient
department from unnecessary exposure and given the present concern with the
influenza virus, this ceremony is by invitation only.

For further information:

For further information: Please contact: Susan Horne, Executive
Director, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre, (450) 638-3930 Ext. 202; Franklin
Williams, KMHC Board Chairman, Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre, (450)

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