MD Health Medical Research Inc. and Lakeridge Health sign research service agreement

    VAUGHAN, ON, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - MD Health Medical Research Inc. and
Lakeridge Health (LH) are pleased to announce an agreement for research
services to all campuses of the Lakeridge Health hospital network. The
intention of this agreement is to support interested clinicians at LH in all
phases of clinical research including proposals, development, review,
management, publication and/or presentation of research studies. MD Health(R)
will provide research services to all clinical areas at Lakeridge Health in an
effort to successfully increase the overall number of clinical trials being
conducted across the regional health network.
    In 2008, Lakeridge Health established LHEARN (Lakeridge Health Education
and Research Network). The goal of LHEARN is to build on the robust education,
training and research currently being conducted at the hospital network. In
2006/07, over 27 years of medical student training and 204 years of training
to healthcare students like physiotherapists, medical laboratory
technologists, occupational and respiratory therapists, nurses and many others
was provided at the hospital network. Eighty-eight research studies with
universities, colleges, other hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and other
private sector partners are currently being undertaken at Lakeridge Health.

    About MD Health(R)

    The MD Health(R) has been conducting clinical trials across North America
and through its history has contracted with over 250 principal investigators
in hospitals across North America, in trials ranging from Phase II to Phase
IV. MD Health(R) has extensive experience in working with the pharmaceutical,
biotechnology and medical device industries on a global market managing and
recruiting clinical studies in specific therapeutic areas. These large
multi-national, multi-centre trials have allowed MD Health(R) to emerge as a
premier research management organization.

    About Lakeridge Health and LHEARN

    Lakeridge Health is one of the largest community hospital networks in one
of the fastest growing parts of Ontario. Our four hospitals located in
Bowmanville, Oshawa, Port Perry, and Whitby work with health partners to
promote health and deliver excellence in care to more than 500,000 people in
our rural and urban communities. The network also boasts a regional Cancer
Centre and Specialized Mental Health and Addictions program. The talents of
4,000 staff and physicians, and 1,200 volunteers combine to realize this
vision by using their expertise energy and commitment to be Better Together.
    The Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN) became
operational in 2008. In addition to an expansion of training and education
with the goal of provincial recognition as a teaching hospital, an integral
part of LHEARN is the expansion of research studies at our hospital and other
specialty sites. The enhanced provision of research services to physicians and
staff will further develop and promote research studies within the hospital

For further information:

For further information: MD Health Corporation, Mr. Domenic Trotta,
President & CEO, 811 - 3300 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON L4K 4M3, Tel: (905)
738-5657, Fax: (905) 738-7514,,; Lakeridge
Health, Leigh Winn-Kruck, (905) 576-8711 ext 4317,

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