Montréal, Québec – March 19, 2020 – Premier Health of America Inc. (formerly known as Physinorth Acquisition Corporation Inc.) (TSXV: PHA)) (the “Corporation”) wishes to provide a business update in relation with the recent evolution of the Covid-19 situation.
The government of Quebec adopted on March 13, 2020 an order in council declaring a health emergency throughout the provincial territory. This exceptional measure enables the health ministry and its organizations to promptly conclude the necessary arrangements to protect the population’s health.
This translates amongst other things into an important increase in demand for medical personnel throughout the healthcare network in the province of Quebec. The situation is similar at the federal government level and across Canada.
Impact on the business
Daily demand for medical personnel including nurses, auxiliaries, and care attendants at Premier Health has increased by 50% on average with higher peaks on certain days.
The Corporation has increased the capacity of its 24/7 dispatch centre where requests are handled to ensure response times are maintained within historical parameters. The proprietary software platform developed by Premier Health, that combines business process automation, business intelligence and managerial functions, was designed to handle very high volumes, is fully scalable, and is currently performing flawlessly.
Premier Health is following all recommendations of provincial and federal health agencies and is adapting to evolving protocols and guidelines on a daily basis.
All our personnel currently working in healthcare facilities across the health agencies’ network follow exactly the same guidelines as permanent health agencies’ network employees.
Specific hiring protocols have been put in place to use the Corporations’ platform to conduct all hiring interviews online.
It is not possible for the Corporation to assess how long these circumstances will last. While the situation is dynamic the Corporation and its personnel are committed to adapting and supporting the provincial and federal governments and their establishments. Human capital is our most valuable resource and Premier Health of America is committing to extraordinary collaboration to fight Covid-19.
For Further Information Please Contact:
Mr. Jean-Robert Pronovost
Vice-President, Corporate Development
Premier Health of America Inc.
(formerly known as Physinorth Acquisition Corporation Inc.)
[email protected] / 514-581-1473
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