International Health Partners Inc.

International Health Partners Inc.

May 17, 2006 08:00 ET

International Health Partners Inc. Announces Management Changes

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - March 17, 2006) - International Health Partners Inc. (TSX VENTURE:IHP) ("IHP" or the "Corporation") announced today changes in its management and board of directors. Dr. George Christodoulou, DDS, has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer replacing Mr. Kevin Blanchette who will stay on with the Corporation in a part-time consulting role until various projects are completed. Dr. Christodoulou, currently a director of the Corporation, serves as the President of Altima Dental Canada Inc., one of Canada's largest dental groups, and has over 20 years of experience managing dental practices. Ms. Shirley Holtby, RN, Vice President of Operations with Altima Dental Canada Inc., has been appointed as Vice President of the Corporation. Dr. Sven Grail, DMD, MBA, a director of the Corporation, has been appointed as non-executive Chairman of the board and the number of directors of the Corporation has been reduced from five to four with the resignation of Mr. Blanchette.

The IHP board would like to thank Mr. Blanchette for his leadership and valuable contribution to IHP during his tenure as Chief Executive Officer.

International Health Partners Inc. ( is a medical and dental "Practice Management Company" in the business of evaluating and consolidating medical and dental facilities. The Corporation operates a chain of modern health facilities that provide primary medical and dental services in the Province of Alberta.

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Contact Information

  • International Health Partners Inc.
    Dr. George Christodoulou, DDS
    President and CEO
    (416) 785-1828 (201)
    (416) 785-5561 (FAX)