Centric Health Appoints Experienced IT Executive as Chief Information Officer

Centric Health Appoints Experienced IT Executive as Chief Information Officer 
TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Centric Health Corporation ("Centric Health" 
or "the Company") (TSX: CHH), Canada's leading diversified healthcare company, 
today announced the appointment of Mr. Jim Black as Chief Information Officer, 
effective April 8, 2013. 
"We are thrilled to have someone of Mr. Black's calibre join the senior 
management team at Centric Health," said David Cutler, President and Chief 
Executive Officer, Centric Health Corporation. "Mr. Black brings to Centric 
extensive experience building and overseeing robust IT infrastructures and 
leading IT teams at large, multi-unit organizations. Establishing the 
appropriate systems, structure and processes at Centric is essential to 
extracting the value from our strategy, and IT has a critical role in this 
regard. We look forward to Mr. Black's vision and leadership in transforming 
our IT infrastructure to support collaboration across our organization and 
importantly further differentiate Centric through seamless innovative 
platforms that improve efficiencies, communication and ultimately, the patient 
Mr. Black was previously Chief Information Officer and Executive Committee 
member at BCE-owned The Source, a retailer and wholesaler of consumer 
electronics products and services through more than 700 corporate and 
dealer-owned stores across Canada and multiple e-commerce channels. As CIO of 
The Source, Mr. Black had executive responsibility for all aspects of 
Information Technology, including its role in business transformation and 
facilitation of corporate strategy. He led the company's multi-year 
initiative to transform its Merchandise and Supply Chain departments to drive 
significant efficiencies and margin improvement. Prior thereto, Mr. Black 
was Vice President, Global IT Operations at MDS Inc., a publicly traded, 
multi-unit global life sciences company with 40 sites in 23 countries with 
more than $1 billion in annual revenue during his tenure.  At MDS Inc., Mr. 
Black was responsible for the company's global IT infrastructure and led the 
information technology transitions during its company-wide restructuring. 
Mr. Black has also held various information technology management roles of 
increasing responsibility at Hudson's Bay Company, Canada's second largest 
retailer, and global auditing, tax and advisory firm, Ernst & Young. Mr. 
Black holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree from the University of 
Alberta and a Masters of Business Administration from the Ivey School of 
Business at the University of Western Ontario. 
Mr. Cutler added, "With the addition of Mr. Black, and the appointments of Mr. 
Chris Dennis as COO and Mr. Daniel Gagnon as CFO, we have a proven and 
experienced senior team to drive the integration, cross pollination and top 
line initiatives to execute on the Centric Health strategy. The strength of 
our corporate team is complemented by proven leaders with successful, 
extensive track records at each of our business segments and the thousands of 
healthcare providers delivering the highest quality of service and care every 
About Centric Health 
Centric Health's vision is to be Canada's premier healthcare company, 
providing innovative solutions centered on patients and healthcare 
professionals. As a diversified healthcare company with investments in several 
niche service areas, Centric Health currently has operations in medical 
assessments, disability and rehabilitation management, physiotherapy and 
surgical centres, homecare, specialty pharmacy and wellness and prevention. 
With knowledge and experience of healthcare delivery in international markets 
and extensive and trusted relationships with payers, physicians, and 
government agencies, Centric Health is pursuing expansion opportunities into 
other healthcare sectors to create value for all stakeholders with an 
unwavering commitment to the highest quality of care. Centric Health is listed 
on the TSX under the symbol CHH. For further information, please visit 
This press release contains statements that may constitute "forward-looking 
statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities 
legislation. These forward-looking statements include, among others, 
statements regarding business strategy, plans and other expectations, beliefs, 
goals, objectives, information and statements about possible future events. 
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking 
statements. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, 
estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks, which could cause 
actual results to vary and in some instances to differ materially from those 
anticipated by Centric Health and described in the forward-looking statements 
contained in this press release. No assurance can be given that any of the 
events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur 
or, if any of them do so, what benefits Centric Health will derive there-from. 
please contact: 
David Cutler President and Chief Executive Officer Centric Health Corporation 
416-927-8400 david.cutler@centrichealth.ca 
 Lawrence Chamberlain Investor Relations TMX Equicom 416-815-0700 ext. 257 
SOURCE: Centric Health Corporation 
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