CAE Healthcare today announced that it has partnered with Ornge, a leader in the field of Transport Medicine, to become the exclusive provider of Ornge's simulation and education programs for healthcare practitioners worldwide.
"We believe Ornge's suite of programs is an excellent addition to our growing portfolio of best-in-class medical education and simulation solutions. We share a common vision with Ornge for the delivery of innovative and quality education to health practitioners in order to improve patient care and safety," said Guillaume Hervé, President of CAE Healthcare. "Transport medicine requires healthcare providers to be highly trained in providing specialized medical care in a mobile environment. Ornge's expertise in providing patient care and education coupled with CAE's simulation-based aviation training experience will be deployed in air, ground and marine medical transport applications. CAE Healthcare will be able to offer its customers comprehensive solutions that bring a new level of excellence to critical care transport and emergency medical services."
Under terms of the agreement, CAE Healthcare will be the exclusive provider worldwide of Ornge's current and future product portfolio of educational programs save and except that Ornge will continue to provide Transport Medecine solutions including these educational programs in Ontario. This includes the only Canadian Medical Association (CMA) accredited Critical Care Flight Paramedic program in Canada, as well as Ornge's CMA-accredited education program for Advanced Care Flight Paramedics. All educational programs are based on innovative and flexible models that integrate different types of learning. Students participate in classroom sessions, videoconferences, seminars, high fidelity patient simulations, on-line learning, and placements in hospitals, helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and land ambulances.
"We are delighted to partner with CAE, a brand that is well respected and globally recognized. This opportunity will enable Ornge to leverage CAE's expertise in simulation and modelling technology, educational program development, and its sales channel to expand our transport medicine offerings to healthcare providers worldwide," said Dr. Chris Mazza, President and CEO of Ornge.
CAE Healthcare and Ornge will jointly develop solutions for transport medicine and critical care programs. Both organizations will be attending and exhibiting at HELI-EXPO 2010, taking place in Houston Texas from February 20 to 23.
Ornge operates from a number of bases across the province of Ontario, Canada, and performs approximately 20,000 admissions annually. It coordinates all aspects of Ontario's aero medical transport system, the new critical care land transport program, and the authorization of air and land ambulance transfers between hospitals. Ornge is dedicated to the provision of high quality patient care through innovative transport medicine.
About CAE Healthcare
CAE Healthcare is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE). CAE Healthcare is applying CAE's training, simulation and modelling know-how from aviation to bring best practices to healthcare. It is developing cutting-edge learning tools and innovative simulation solutions for healthcare education with the objective of offering healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop practical experience on multiple simulation platforms before testing their skills on patients. The ultimate goal is to improve clinical competence and expertise and enhance the quality and safety of patient care and the efficiency of healthcare systems. www.cae.com/healthcare
CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry and defence forces around the globe. With annual revenues exceeding C$1.6 billion, CAE employs more than 6,500 people at more than 90 sites and training locations in 20 countries. The company has the largest installed base of civil and military full-flight simulators and training devices. Through its global network of 29 civil aviation and military training centres, it trains more than 75,000 crewmembers yearly. CAE also offers modelling and simulation software to various market segments and, through CAE's professional services division, assists customers with a wide range of simulation-based needs. www.cae.com.
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