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Ida Goodreau is appointed CEO of LifeLabs

TORONTO – Borealis Infrastructure has announced the appointment of Ida Goodreau (pictured) to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LifeLabs. In her new role, Ms. Goodreau will lead Canada’s largest provider of community laboratory services in the delivery of more than 50 million laboratory tests to over 10 million Canadians and 20,000 physicians annually.

Ms. Goodreau joins LifeLabs from Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), one of Canada’s largest healthcare organizations, where since 2002 she was President and CEO. In this role, she was responsible for delivering complex health services to over 1.1 million people, through a network of 21,000 employees, 13 hospitals and 9,000 acute, rehabilitation and residential beds.

“Ida Goodreau brings extensive senior leadership and healthcare experience to her role at LifeLabs,” said Michael Rolland, President and CEO of Borealis Infrastructure and Chairman of the Board of LifeLabs. “Her knowledge of the challenges facing healthcare providers and her proven ability to identify and implement improvements that benefit patient care and business performance make her an ideal candidate to lead LifeLabs at this stage in our development. We’re excited by what this means for the future of LifeLabs and those we support in the community.”

Prior to joining VCH, Ms. Goodreau held senior leadership roles in several Canadian and international pulp and paper companies, including BC’s Fletcher Challenge Canada, where she led operational and market strategies that improved the company’s global positioning. She began her career in Ontario, as Vice-President, Human Resources for Union Gas, where she implemented world-class human resource practices.

A native of southwestern Ontario, Ms. Goodreau has an Honours Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of Windsor. She sits on a number of corporate boards and has led and supported the efforts of community, business and advisory groups focused on improving health services, including: The Conference Board of Canada, Leaders’ Roundtable on Health Human Resources; the Richard Ivey Health Sector Advisory Council; the Western Canada Health CEO Forum; and the United Way.

Ms. Goodreau begins in her new role as CEO of LifeLabs on March 1, 2009.

About LifeLabs
LifeLabs, provides laboratory testing services, which help physicians and other healthcare professionals diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease inpatients. LifeLabs employs more than 3000 professionally trained staff, who deliver more than 50 million laboratory tests annually to over 10 million patients and nearly 20,000 physician customers. LifeLabs has operated in Canada for nearly 50 years. Today it is owned by Borealis Infrastructure, a global leader in infrastructure investing, with assets in energy, transportation and infrastructure buildings, including long-term care facilities and hospitals, pipelines and telecommunications. For information, visit