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Southlake’s Daniel Carriere moves to private sector

TORONTO – Centric Health Corporation, a diversified healthcare services company, has announced the appointment of Mr. Daniel Carriere (pictured) as President and Chief Executive Officer commencing in January 2011.

“We are confident that Dan’s substantial experience, remarkable track record and success in Canadian healthcare services, will enable him to execute Centric Health’s strategy,” said Dr. Jack Shevel, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Centric Health. “Dan has the dynamic personality and leadership qualities to work together with all stakeholders to find innovative solutions and establish lasting partnerships.”

Prior to joining Centric Health, Mr. Carriere held the position of President and CEO of Southlake Regional Health Centre since 1994. In this role, he led the development of Southlake into one of Canada’s leading healthcare campuses with a comprehensive range of healthcare services.

Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President of York-Finch General Hospital from 1988 to 1990 at which time he was promoted to President and CEO, a position he held until 1994. In addition, Mr. Carriere has been a lead reviewer and panel representative on various committees evaluating healthcare centres and systems in Canada. He holds a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Toronto and Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacology from the University of Western Ontario.

“Centric Health’s distinctive business model and innovation in healthcare services is truly unique. I believe the company has the platform in place through its strategy, existing businesses, expertise and track record to be Canada’s leading healthcare services company,” said Mr. Carriere. “We share so many key philosophies, with the most important being a focus on delivering uncompromising, quality care in partnership with healthcare professionals.”

Also this month, Centric Health Corp. announced its intention to buy Surgical Spaces Inc., operator of the False Creek Surgical Centre in Vancouver and the Maples Surgical Centre in Winnipeg, for $24 million in a cash-and-shares deal. Centric said the acquisition will give it a national network of healthcare facilities.

The deal is expected to close in January.

About Centric Health
Centric Health’s vision is to be Canada’s premier healthcare company, providing innovative solutions centered on patients and healthcare professionals. As a diversified healthcare company with investments in several niche service areas, Centric Health currently has operations in medical assessments, disability and rehabilitation management, physiotherapy and surgical centres, homecare, specialty pharmacy and wellness and prevention. With knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery in international markets and extensive and trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and government agencies, Centric Health is pursuing expansion opportunities into other healthcare sectors to create value for all stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to the highest quality of care. Centric Health is listed on the TSX under the symbol CHH. For further information, please visit Centric Health’s strategic advisor is Global Healthcare Investments & Solutions, Inc. (

Posted December 16, 2010