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February 1st, 2016
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Radon Environmental Management Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Denis-Richard Roy to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Roy currently serves as President and CEO of Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé Nord (HSN) and in November 2015 was appointed CEO of the HSN Research Institute.
Dr. Roy is an internationally recognized leader and physician specializing in nephrology. Dr. Roy was CEO of the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) from 2002 to 2008. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Roy has held numerous leadership positions with McGill University Health Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal Thoracic Institute and the Centre hospitalier régional de l’Outaouais, and was most recently Consulting Manager at CHUM.
Dr. Roy holds a Masters in Business Administration and his post-doctoral education includes an MRC Research fellow, Renal physiology from Stanford University in the US. He has been a member of several provincial, national and international boards including the Association of Canadian Academic Hospitals, Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, Medical Research Council of Canada, National Steering Committee on Prevention of Accidents in Health Care Delivery, Nice-Harvard Organizing Committee and served as Vice Chair of the Founding Board for the Canadian Patient Safety Institute. In 2008, he was asked to assist the State of Uttar Pradesh (India) in their planning for specialized hospitals; and in 2013, was a guest speaker at the BIT’s Congress on Innovation in Dalian, China.
Alan J Whitehead, President & CEO stated "We couldn't be more honored and delighted to welcome Dr. Roy to our board. Denis extensive leadership experience in the health care sector and as a CEO and director on the boards of Canada's leading hospitals and international medical institutes and associations, will be a significant asset to our Company, as we build for the future. Denis distinguished achievements and contributions to medical research speak for themselves and will be an invaluable resource, as we strive to prevent radon induced lung cancer and save lives."
REM is a health and building sciences company, based in Vancouver, BC. Our focus is reducing public exposure to radon gas, which is the leading environmental cause of cancer and has the highest mortality rate of all environmental exposures; radon is also the leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The Company is a recognized leader in raising radon awareness and education in Canada, and we are the only integrated provider in North America of radon mapping services, together with radon measurement devices and advanced performance radon mitigation products. REM also invests in the medical research of radon related cancer and the technical development of new and innovative radon detection and mitigation solutions.
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