What does a century teach you? That possibilities are endless.

    Saint Elizabeth Health Care is 100 years old! Join us in celebrating our
    continuing journey. TOGETHER, anything is possible.

    MARKHAM, ON, Jan. 30 /CNW/ - Celebrities such as Shirley Douglas, a
Feast, circus acts...sounds like one crazy night! Try one amazing year! Saint
Elizabeth Health Care is celebrating its 100th Anniversary and we want
everyone to come along!
    It all started back in 1908 with only four nurses. What would eventually
become known as Saint Elizabeth Health Care was officially open for service.
By the 1920s, making their way to clients' homes on foot or by streetcar,
Saint Elizabeth nurses were delivering more than 10,000 visits per year.
    Today an award-winning organization and not-for-profit leader, Saint
Elizabeth Health Care employs nearly 4,000 multidisciplinary staff, delivers
3.3 million visits a year, shares its knowledge nationally and internationally
through consultation and web-based knowledge products and services, and is the
number one provider of home and community care in Ontario.
    Community health care has seen many changes in the past century and the
need for our work continues to grow. Whether we're pioneering new programs,
testing the latest technologies, shaping health care policy or developing
better ways to deliver care, one thing has remained the same:

    "For 100 years, Saint Elizabeth Health Care has been empowering people to
    take charge of their own health care and well being," says president and
    CEO, Shirlee Sharkey. "We won't be changing that."

    The truth is someday, people will lead us to a new place for health care,
a place where urgent priorities like wait times and access to care will be
transformed. We call that place home and community care, but some might just
choose to call it their living room.

    100 years of Saint Elizabeth Health Care.... It's the kind of care that
will, quite simply, amaze you.

    Join us in celebrating our 100th Anniversary with the following exciting

    March 6-7, 2008     100th Anniversary Conference - "Forging
                        ahead...Evidence to Innovation"
                        Toronto Hilton

    April 9, 2008       Globe and Mail National Supplement
                        "Care to be Amazed: A special report on home and
                        community care" - watch for it!

    September 20, 2008  100th Anniversary Gala - Imagination Ball: A Night to
                        be Amazed
                        Honorary Chair Shirley Douglas - Benefiting the
                        Caregiver Support Program
                        The Carlu - Toronto

    November 17, 2008   100th Anniversary Mass honouring the Feast of Saint
                        Elizabeth of Hungary
                        Saint Paul's Basilica, 4 p.m.

      For more information, visit the Saint Elizabeth Health Care 100th
                   Anniversary website at www.sehc.ca/100

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries please contact Andria Louca
- Media Relations Advisor, (905) 968-6538, alouca@saintelizabeth.com

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