SOURCE: LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services

January 07, 2016 09:30 ET

Chris Carson to Join LifeLabs as Vice-President, Partner Relations and Transformation

TORONTO, ON and VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - January 07, 2016) - LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services ("LifeLabs") today announced the appointment of Chris Carson as Vice-President of Partner Relations and Transformation.

As Canadian healthcare delivery transforms and as lab services become a more critical part of Canada's healthcare system, cementing our relationships across the health system are of paramount importance. In this new position, Mr. Carson will assume a lead role in maintaining and deepening relationships with LifeLabs' partners across Canada. In particular, with the release of the Laboratory Services Expert Panel report in Ontario in late 2015, Mr. Carson will play a critical role in establishing renewed relationships with government and health system partners.

Mr. Carson brings to LifeLabs a wealth of distinguished leadership experience in government and healthcare. Since 2014, Mr. Carson served as an Associate Vice President at Trillium Health Partners, accountable for a portfolio comprised of communications, government and community relations, and transformation projects aligned to broader health system change. Prior to joining Trillium Health Partners, Mr. Carson served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care and to the Minister of Children and Youth Services. Mr. Carson holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

"We are honoured to welcome Chris to LifeLabs. His exceptional experience and insights into both healthcare and partnerships will help LifeLabs lead the transformation of diagnostic service delivery," said Sue Paish, President and CEO of LifeLabs. "Chris understands the perspectives and interests of the vast array of healthcare providers and partners and he will bring these perspectives to LifeLabs as we work to redefine our relationships in Ontario and across Canada and continue to lead innovation in the delivery of diagnostic services now and into the future."

About LifeLabs: www.LifeLabs.com

LifeLabs is a Canadian-owned company with over 50 years of experience providing laboratory testing services to help healthcare providers diagnose, treat, monitor and prevent disease in patients. In communities across British Columbia and Ontario, LifeLabs delivers cost-effective, convenient access to laboratory testing services essential for optimal outcomes in healthcare. LifeLabs employs approximately 5,400 professionally trained staff and delivers over 100 million laboratory tests, supporting over 19 million patient visits annually. In 2013, LifeLabs acquired BC Biomedical in British Columbia and CML HealthCare in Ontario making LifeLabs the largest community laboratory in Canada. LifeLabs is indirectly owned by OMERS Administration Corporation, whose interest is managed by Borealis Infrastructure.

About OMERS Private Markets ("OPM")

OPM (Borealis Infrastructure and OMERS Private Equity) invests globally in infrastructure and private equity assets on behalf of the OMERS pension plan. Investments are aimed at generating superior, risk-adjusted returns to help deliver strong and sustainable pensions to OMERS members. OPM's diversified portfolio of large‐scale infrastructure assets exhibits stability and strong cash flows, in sectors including energy, transportation and government-­regulated services. OPM has offices in Toronto, New York, London and Sydney. OMERS is one of Canada's largest pension funds with net assets of CAD$72 billion. For more information, please visit www.omers.com.

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