Media Advisory - President and CEO of Toronto East General Hospital Named
Communicator of the Year by IABC/Toronto

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - The Toronto Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC/Toronto) is recognizing Rob Devitt, President and CEO of Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH), as their 2009 Communicator of the Year. Devitt was selected for his exceptional communication skills that have made a lasting impact on Ontario's health care system. He has transformed the TEGH into a nationally renowned health care centre, and recently guided e-health Ontario through a challenging, high profile period when he stepped in as interim CEO.

    WHAT:     IABC/Toronto presents the 2009 Communicator of the Year (COTY)
              Award to Rob Devitt, President and CEO of Toronto East General
              Hospital (TEGH)

    WHEN:     Wednesday March 3, 2010, 8:15 AM

    WHERE:    Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay Street

    INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Rob Devitt and IABC/Toronto President, Brent
    Carey, are available for interviews before and after the event. Please
    schedule an appointment.

    IABC/Toronto's 2009 Communicator of the Year Award has been made possible
    through the generous sponsorship of Sound Insurance Services Inc.

    Past Communicator of the Year winners include:

              Philip Blake, President and CEO of Bayer Inc. (2008)
              Annette Verschuren, President of Home Depot Canada (2007)
              Mayor Hazel McCallion, City of Mississauga (2006)
              Malcolm Heins of Law Society of Upper Canada (2005)
              D. Wayne Fyffe, Credit Valley Hospital (2004)
              Edward Marra, Nestlé Canada (2003)
              David Booth, Compaq Canada Corp. (2002)
              Paul Tsaparis, Hewlett-Packard Canada (2001)
              Marguerite Jackson, Toronto District School Board (2000)
              Rudy Riedl, Enbridge Consumers Gas (1999)
              Jeff Lozon, St. Michael's Hospital (1998)

About IABC/Toronto

With approximately 1,600 members, IABC/Toronto is the largest IABC chapter in the world. The organization provides these members with multidisciplinary resources and a global network of more than 16,000 communicators, in 70 countries, working in diverse industries and disciplines to identify, share and apply the world's most effective communications practices. Website

About Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)

TEGH has been proudly serving the community of East Toronto since 1929, when it opened its doors as a 110-bed general hospital. Over the years TEGH has continually renewed its commitment to the community it serves. Today TEGH is a large, urban, full-service community teaching hospital, providing comprehensive care to a diverse population of 400,000, representing over 45 cultural and linguistic groups.


For further information: For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Christine Andrew, VP Marketing Communications, IABC/Toronto, (647) 654-6802,; Trell Huether, VP Awards, IABC/Toronto, (416) 962-3366 x 233,

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