SOURCE: Med-Emerg International Inc.

December 02, 2005 14:36 ET

Med-Emerg International Inc. Signs Staffing Agreement With Leading Canadian Academic Hospital, London Health Sciences

TORONTO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 2, 2005 -- Med-Emerg International Inc. (OTC BB: MDER) (OTC BB: MDERW) has signed an agreement with London Health Sciences to provide recruitment, staffing and scheduling services. The agreements call for Med-Emerg to provide London Health Sciences with a minimum of 700 hours per month of physician coverage.

"Having started my medical career in London and as an alumni of the University of Western Ontario, I personally believe that it is a great honor to have been asked to work with London Health Sciences," said Dr. Ramesh Zacharias, CEO of Med-Emerg International Inc. "With 22 years of experience in healthcare recruiting and staffing we believe that we can assist London Health Sciences to continue to deliver on their commitment of innovation in the delivery of quality care that London has come to expect from this fine institution."

Mr. Neil Johnson, Vice President, Medicine Clinical Business Unit at London Health Sciences, said, "Our hospital has a long history of leadership and partnership. We believe that our relationship with Med-Emerg is consistent with this history and that by working together we will be able to better meet the needs of our community."

MEII specializes in the coordination and delivery of emergency and primary health care related services in Canada. These services include physician and nurse staffing and recruitment, clinical management and drug infusion services.

London Health Sciences Centre is one of Canada's largest acute care teaching hospitals and is dedicated to excellence in patient care, teaching and research. LHSC has pioneered many national and international medical breakthroughs.

Located in London, Ontario, LHSC encompasses three sites, South Street Hospital, University Hospital and Victoria Hospital; two family medical centers; and the London Regional Cancer Program. LHSC is the home of the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario and CSTAR (Canadian Surgical Technologies & Advanced Robotics). The research arm of LHSC is Lawson Health Research Institute, which is partnered with London's other teaching hospital, St. Joseph's Health Care, London. LHSC is affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Physicians and staff at LHSC number more than 8,000 and together they provide care for more than 650,000 patients each year.

Certain oral and written statements of the management of the Company included in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include statements about the Company's marketing strategy, future sales growth, profitability, competitive position, and release of new products. The words "plan," "expect," "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "forecast," "target," "estimate" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. The Company does not undertake to review or update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Ramesh Zacharias
    Chief Executive Officer
    Med-Emerg International Inc.
    Tel: 905-858-1368
    Email: rzacharias@med-emerg.com

    Heather McDonald
    Corporate Communications and Public Relations
    London Health Sciences Centre
    (519) 685-8500, ext. 77642
    heather.mcdonald@lhsc.on.ca

    After-hours assistance:

    Call LHSC Switchboard at (519) 685-8500 and ask to page the communication
    consultant on-call.