The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences

December 01, 2010 08:45 ET

Michener and Block Imaging Celebrate New Partnership

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2010) -

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The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences (Michener), Canada's only post-secondary institute dedicated exclusively to applied health science, and Block Imaging International, Inc. have partnered to explore the development of educational offerings directed towards medical imaging technologies. The new partnership will also promote refurbished medical imaging equipment in Canada.

"Our partnership with Block Imaging brings great opportunity for educational advancement to Michener," says Dr. Paul Gamble, President and CEO, The Michener Institute. "Also, Canadian companies who purchase from, or sell their current equipment to, Block Imaging will also be supporting Michener, as some of the proceeds gained from all transactions will go towards the Institute. This goes beyond a strategic partnership; it is an investment in Michener."

With this partnership, Block Imaging is demonstrating to their Canadian customers that they support quality applied health education and Michener's role as a top education institution in the applied health sciences. According to Bruce Block, President of Block Imaging, "this is a rare and unique opportunity to provide value to Canada's health care providers, and at the same time, improve the technology at Michener which then translates into better educated students who will then care for patients."

Michener students will see the benefit of this partnership in more ways than one. The support from Block Imaging will give Michener an increased opportunity to purchase newly refurbished equipment. With new equipment as a part of their education, our students will be even more prepared when they reach clinical. Students will have had face time with the same equipment already in the field and will be ready to hit the ground running when they arrive.

This partnership will ensure Michener continues to remain at the forefront of applied health science education and that our students can truly fulfill the role of future health care heroes.

About The Michener Institute

The Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences is Canada's only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to applied health science education. Since 1958, Michener has educated applied health professionals who serve a vital role in the country's health care sector in such fields as medical laboratory science, medical radiation sciences, respiratory therapy, chiropody, diagnostic cytology, genetics technology, ultrasound and cardiovascular perfusion.

Interprofessionalism, patient-centred learning and simulation-enhanced education are essentials of the Michener academic experience for over 5,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students. The Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Province of Ontario, through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and further enriched through partnerships with universities, private sector companies and leading health care organizations. For more information, visit and

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