Medavie, A Company Changing Health Delivery In Canada
Medavie is a company that few in this region would be familiar with, although a third of Atlantic Canadians are covered through benefit programs with Blue Cross which, along with Medavie Health Services, are offered by the company. Medavie’s mission is to improve the well-being of Canadians. Our conversation with Medavie’s CEO Bernard Lord (30th Premier of New Brunswick) provides an excellent overview of one the region’s largest and most important head office companies. The company has nearly 9,000 employees of which more than 5,000 are in Atlantic Canada, which provide $400 million of wages within the region. Medavie is the company behind the management of MSI in Nova Scotia, as well as providing EMS ambulance services in six provinces, including the three Maritime Provinces where it operates more than 300 ambulances. Medavie is a not-for-profit company which reinvests its surpluses back into the company and the community through the Medavie Foundation. Lords talks about the company’s continued growth opportunities and the role and benefits of private sector companies providing publicly funded healthcare services.
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