Media advisory - NSAHO to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at Annual General

HALIFAX, March 25 /CNW/ - Halifax-Health system leaders from across the province are coming together for the annual general meeting of the Nova Scotia Association of Health Organizations (NSAHO) on Monday, March 29, 2010 and to join in the celebration of the Association's 50th anniversary.

The celebration of NSAHO's golden anniversary presents an opportunity to reflect on the Association's rich history in Nova Scotia's health system while also looking forward to how we will continue to evolve in the future in response to the needs of our membership. The Annual General Meeting will also mark another milestone in the Association's history. NSAHO will be announcing its new name.

Speaking at the Annual General Meeting will be:

    - Mary Lee, President and CEO of the Nova Scotia Association of Health
    - Ron Williams, Board Chair, Nova Scotia Association of Health
    - The Honourable Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Minister of
      Health Promotion & Protection
    - The Honourable Denise Peterson-Rafuse, Minister of Community Services
    - Pamela Fralick, President and CEO of the Canadian Healthcare
    - E. Kevin Kelloway, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Management and
      Department of Psychology, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary's
    - Other representatives of the Association's Board of Directors and
      Boards of Trustees

The event will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, March 29, 2010, in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Westin Nova Scotian, 1181 Hollis Street, in Halifax.

All media are invited to attend. Please call Public Affairs & Communications in advance if you would like to set up an interview with Mary Lee, President & CEO, NSAHO.

NSAHO is a non-profit, non-government, membership-driven association, representing health and community services organizations spanning the entire health continuum in Nova Scotia. Our members include the nine district health authorities and the IWK Health Centre; more than 90 continuing care organizations; as well as other health-related organizations. NSAHO makes a positive contribution to the health system of Nova Scotia by working collaboratively to promote health system improvements and by providing our members with responsive, value-added programs and services.

SOURCE Health Association Nova Scotia

For further information: For further information: If you plan to attend, please contact: Public Affairs & Communications at (902) 832-8513; Mary Baldwin, Director, Public Affairs and Communications, (902) 832-8513, (902) 431-2761 (cell),

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