Extendicare Expands into Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
MARKHAM, ONTARIO – April 29, 2016 – Extendicare Inc. (“Extendicare” or the “Company”) (TSX: EXE) is pleased to announce the continued growth of its home health care business with an expansion into the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.
ParaMed, the home health care division of Extendicare, was awarded this government contract after a competitive bidding process. This contract represents about 330,000 hours of service and over $11.5 million of annual revenue for the provision of home support services in the Richmond Community of Care Area.
Currently, ParaMed only operates in the Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia and this new, four-year contract will allow for an expansion of service delivery in the province. This contract will also allow the Company to leverage economies of scale and efficiencies from existing business and may create new opportunities with a variety of private-pay strategies.
“We are pleased to be embarking on this partnership with ParaMed,” said Jennifer MacKenzie, Chief Operating Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health-Richmond. “We are confident our clients will experience high quality, flexible and responsive services that support their well-being and quality of life.”
“With our success in earning this business through a competitive request for proposal process we have demonstrated our continued ability to grow in new geographic areas,” stated Tim Lukenda, President and CEO of Extendicare. “This will significantly increase our presence in British Columbia and we look forward to welcoming these new clients and staff.”
Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of 118 operated senior care and living centres (64 owned/54 managed), as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,300 individuals is dedicated to helping people live better through a commitment to quality service and a passion for what we do.
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For further information, contact:
Sofia Mavumba, Communications Manager
Phone: (905) 470-5494
Visit Extendicare’s Website at www.extendicare.com