HealthCareCAN now launched

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June 4, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – A historic rebranding was announced on June 1, 2014, at the Annual Meeting of the merged organizations of the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations in Banff, Alberta.  Going forward, the two organizations will be known as HealthCareCAN (SoinsSantéCAN).

“HealthCareCAN uniquely highlights our role as leaders in knowledge exchange, the spread of innovations and the development of managers and leaders,” said Alice Downing and Chris Power, Co-Chairs of the Transitional Board of Directors for the new organization. “HealthCareCAN embodies our vision for the new organization and everything we CAN accomplish together to improve both organizational and system-wide performance.”

HealthCareCAN is the national voice of healthcare organizations across Canada. We foster informed and continuous, results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare. We act with others to enhance the health of all Canadians; to build the capability for high quality care; and to help ensure value for money in publicly financed, healthcare programs.

“This is exciting and we have all been looking forward to this launch since initial discussions on a merger between the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations first started in 2011,” said Alice Downing and Chris Power. “Thanks to this bold step, the Transitional Board of Directors will start to work immediately with Members, strategic partners and governments, and our staff to bring HealthCareCAN’s vision to reality.”

Learn more about our new organization at www.healthcarecan.ca.

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For further information and/or to arrange an interview, contact:

Ms. Teresa Neuman, Communications Specialist
Tel.: (613) 241-8005, Extension 205; Mobile: (613) 282-6003;
E-mail: tneuman@healthcarecan.ca

The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations and the Canadian Healthcare Association merged on January 1, 2014, to form a dynamic new national health organization. Now known as HealthCareCAN, our mission and vision are aspirational and optimistic and embody what we can accomplish together to improve organizational and health system outcomes.

Copyright 2014 HealthCareCAN