Media advisory - For Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Wait Lists Eradicated, Hospitals Smaller and Specialized, New Roles for Health Professionals - The Canadian Nurses Association Releases Solutions for New Health System

    OTTAWA, Jan. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will
mark its 100th anniversary by holding a news conference to propose a series of
innovative solutions and reforms to the Canadian health system.
    CNA believes that governments should focus their energy and funding
beyond the supply of health care providers.
    In marking 2008 as their Centennial Year, CNA's Vision for Change
statement will outline a new approach to doing more with less, and will
propose creating a very different Canadian health system.

    Speaking at the news conference will be:

    - Ms. Marlene Smadu, president of the Canadian Nurses Association and
      associate dean of nursing at the University of Saskatchewan;
    - Ms. Ginette Lemire Rodger, vice president of professional practice and
      chief nursing officer at The Ottawa Hospital and member of CNA's
      Centennial Leadership Cabinet; and
    - Ms. Susan Aglukark, member of CNA's Centennial Leadership Cabinet.

                         Thursday, January 17, 2008
                                 10:30 a.m.
                           National Press Theatre
                             150 Wellington St.

For further information:

For further information: Tina Grznar, (613) 237-2159, ext. 283, Cell
(613) 240-7830,; Kathryn Hendrick, (416) 277-6281,; Susan King, (613) 744-8282, Cell (613) 725-5901,

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