ELNA Medical Makes Major Foray into In-Home Patient Monitoring with Acquisition of m-Health Solutions

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MONTREAL, November 10, 2022 – Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics, announced today its acquisition of m-Health Solutions, a leading remote health diagnostics and monitoring solution for ambulatory patients since 2010.

Used by more than 4,300 physicians and specialists in over 60 hospitals and medical establishments across Ontario, m-Health Solutions provides ground-breaking in-home cardiac diagnostic and real-time monitoring systems. These include its wearable ECG technologies (Holter monitors), and a cloud-based AI-enabled reporting service that deliver faster results and a quicker treatment pathway for patients with cardiovascular diseases and other conditions, including sleep apnea.

“At ELNA we’re transforming the Canadian healthcare experience by making quality care not only accessible but convenient, when and where patients want it, through our three-pronged omnichannel ecosystem comprised of our 95 bricks and mortar clinics and points of care, virtual care offerings and innovative in-home solutions,” said Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical.

“Advanced technologies that keep patients and physicians connected are driving the future of healthcare. Our strategic acquisition of m-Health Solutions enables us to become a remote patient diagnostics and monitoring solutions leader, while looking to the future by providing new services that ensure better continuity of care, better data for treating physicians and ultimately better outcomes for patients,” added Laurent Amram.

ELNA’s acquisition of m-Health Solutions follows its investment earlier this year in virtual care provider MD Connected, a leading Ontario-based telemedicine services company connecting patients with medical practitioners via fully digital and human-assisted telemedicine clinics.

“ELNA shares our values and commitment to using technology to improve healthcare for patients and physicians alike. By joining forces, we will be in an even stronger position to continue providing the rapid, accurate and flexible diagnostics and monitoring that we have always prided ourselves on to an even larger number of patients nationally,” said Sandy Schwenger, CEO of m-Health Solutions.

“Improving the well-being of Canadians is at the heart of the National Bank’s core values. National Bank Private Equity was pleased to provide financial support to ELNA Medical for this significant transaction,” said Luc Ménard, Executive Vice-President, General Manager and Head of National Bank Private Investments.

CIBC Mid-Market Investment Banking acted as exclusive financial advisor to m-Health Solutions.

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is Canada’s largest network of medical clinics. Serving more than 1.5 million Canadians every year, ELNA is transforming the future of healthcare delivery and continuity of care by building a seamlessly integrated omnichannel ecosystem. Always striving to improve and optimize access to quality care, ELNA empowers patients and practitioners by leveraging and building state-of-the-art technologies, with a focus on AI-powered systems, and strategic partnerships with global healthcare leaders to provide better outcomes for Canadians. ELNA combines its best-in-class medical offering with access to premier diagnostic services, thanks to its wholly owned subsidiary, CDL Laboratories, a leader in round-the-clock medical testing for more than three decades.

About m-Health Solutions

Since 2010, m-Health Solutions has been providing innovative cardiac monitoring technologies and cloud-based reporting services throughout Canada. Our evidence-based offerings focus on improving the patient monitoring experience while suppling better connected care which reduces wait times and hospitalization costs. Currently utilized by hospital networks and by more than 4,300 physicians and specialists across Ontario, our wearable ECG technologies allow patients full mobility to go about their daily routine, which dramatically improves patient compliance. Our cloud-based reporting services deliver faster results to facilitate a quicker treatment pathway.

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ELNA Medical Becomes the First Major Clinic Network in Canada to Rollout PrescribeIT®

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Montreal, May 11, 2022 – Canada Health Infoway (“Infoway”) and Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics and owner of Medicentres Canada, are pleased to announce the rollout of the innovative PrescribeIT® e-prescribing service at all 26 Medicentres family care clinics throughout Alberta.

PrescibeIT®, Canada’s national e-prescribing solution, enables prescribers to send prescriptions and renewals seamlessly and electronically to a patient’s pharmacy of choice, resulting in more efficient patient care, enhanced safety and improved communication between pharmacists and physicians.

The launch of PrescribeIT® across all of Medicentres’ Alberta clinics follows an agreement between both parties and a successful pilot launch of the service at Medicentres’ Lethbridge clinic, in southern Alberta, in 2019.

“The rollout and availability of PrescribeIT® at all Medicentres clinics throughout Alberta is already beneficial to patients, prescribers and the health care system as a whole. We are proud to be the first clinical network to offer this innovative e-prescribing service across the province and to integrate it as part of our growing range of omnichannel care offerings that improve overall accessibility and ease of care for all Albertans,” said Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical..

“PrescribeIT® will make it easier and more convenient for thousands of Medicentres patients in Alberta to get their prescriptions filled, and it will also make prescribing more efficient for prescribers at Medicentres family care clinics in the province,” said Jamie Bruce, Executive Vice President, Infoway.“We look forward to continuing our partnership with ELNA Medical to expand the use of PrescribeIT® throughout Alberta.”

About Canada Health Infoway

At Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) we believe a more connected and collaborative system is a healthier system, and we work with governments, health care organizations, clinicians and patients to make health care more digital. We’re working to ensure that everyone is able to access their personal health information, book appointments, get prescriptions, view lab test results and access other health services, online. We’re working with our partners to transform the health system because we know that digital in health can be as transformative as digital has been in other aspects of our lives. We’re an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government. Visit us online at www.infoway-inforoute.ca.

About PrescribeIT®

Canada Health Infoway is working with Health Canada, the provinces and territories, and industry stakeholders to develop, operate and maintain the national e-prescribing service known as PrescribeIT®. PrescribeIT® will serve all Canadians, pharmacies and prescribers and provide safer and more effective medication management by enabling prescribers to transmit a prescription electronically between a prescriber’s electronic medical record (EMR) and the pharmacy management system (PMS) of a patient’s pharmacy of choice. PrescribeIT® will protect Canadians’ personal health information from being sold or used for commercial activities. Visit www.PrescribeIT.ca.

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics. Treating more than 1.4 million Canadians every year, ELNA is disrupting healthcare through a one-stop integrated omnichannel ecosystem. Focused on comprehensive care, ELNA provides easily accessible and personalized primary and specialty medical services of the highest quality at over 95 clinics and points of care throughout the country, including at 26 family care clinics under the Medicentres banner in Alberta. ELNA combines its extensive medical offering with access to premiere diagnostic services, thanks to its wholly owned subsidiary, CDL Laboratories, a leader in round-the-clock medical testing for three decades. Leveraging state-of-the-art technologies, and strategic partnerships with global leaders, ELNA strives to provide better healthcare outcomes for Canadians.

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ELNA Medical Enhances Virtual Care Offering and Adds 34 Points of Care with Investment in Ontario Telemedicine Services Leader MD Connected

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Montréal, March 29, 2022 — Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics, announced today its investment in MD Connected, a leading telemedicine service provider that connects patients with medical practitioners via a wide range of systems.

Founded in 2017, MD Connected’s unique model includes fully digital and human-assisted telemedicine clinics, virtual care and COVID-19 testing at 34 clinics located within Rexall Drugstores, Metro and other well-known pharmacies in Ontario.

“This investment in an important virtual care provider supports ELNA’s omnichannel growth strategy, while expanding access to integrated medical services for hundreds of thousands of Ontarians,” said Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical..

ELNA Medical operates in Ontario under the banner of its wholly owned subsidiaries Medicentres Canada and York Medical, acquired in December 2020.

“Providing our patients with the very best in easily accessible quality care has always been the cornerstone of our mission. With other upcoming openings in the pipeline, MD Connected’s extensive reach makes it an optimal fit for ELNA, and our partnership will allow it to scale rapidly beyond Ontario,” added Laurent Amram.

“With a longstanding tradition of excellence in primary and specialty care, ELNA’s broad Canada-wide network will allow for the continued expansion of MD Connected’s virtual and telemedicine services across the country. We are proud to partner with ELNA to leverage one another’s expertise and bring our collective patients a best-in-class personalized healthcare experience,” said Venky Weylagro, CEO and President of MD Connected..

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics. Focused on comprehensive care, ELNA offers a vast array of primary and specialty medical services, therapies and procedures at 95 clinics and points of care. ELNA combines its extensive medical offering with access to over 1,500 diagnostic tests, thanks to its sister company, CDL Laboratories, a leader in round-the-clock medical diagnostics for three decades. Treating more than 1.4 million Canadians every year, ELNA is true to its innovative spirit and mission of providing easily accessible and personalized medical services of the highest quality. Leveraging state of the art technologies, and strategic partnerships with renowned industry leaders, ELNA strives to provide better healthcare outcomes for Canadians.

About MD Connected

MD Connected Ltd. launched in 2017 with a mission to reduce barriers to accessing exceptional healthcare for all Canadians. MD Connected Ltd. is a virtual healthcare provider that uses advanced technologies, highly trained medical practitioners, and a secure telecommunications platform to conveniently unite healthcare professionals with patients. MD Connected has over 30 locations and has conducted hundreds of thousands of virtual visits to date.

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ELNA Medical Expands Its Presence in Ottawa-Gatineau Area with Opening of New Sexual Wellness Clinic

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Montreal, March 1, 2022 – Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics, announced today its expansion into the National Capital Region with the launch of its new men’s sexual wellness clinic in Gatineau.

Comprised of three clinics operated by world-class specialists, ELNA Sexual Wellness is Canada’s only network of clinics to offer a comprehensive suite of urology and sexual wellness treatments for both men and women. ELNA’s new private men’s sexual wellness clinic, located within the UnionMD medical complex at 86 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, is one of the very few in Canada to provide both Shockwave Therapy and P-Shot treatments for erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease.

“ELNA Sexual Wellness is delighted to bring its expertise, as well as our innovative treatments, including Shockwave Therapy and the P-Shot, to men in the Nation Capital Region. I am thrilled to be able to provide personalized treatment that no longer entails a two-hour drive to Montreal,” said Dr. Andrew Steinberg, Urologist and Founder of ELNA Sexual Wellness.

“ELNA Medical continues to expand in new markets throughout Canada. This latest expansion in the National Capital Region, which follows the opening of our COVID-19 testing centre in Gatineau last year, reflects our unwavering commitment to provide enhanced access to the quality health services we are proud to provide throughout the country,” added Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical..

For more information about ELNA Sexual Wellness:
https://elnasexualwellness.com/

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics. Focused on comprehensive care, ELNA offers a vast array of primary and specialty medical services, therapies and procedures at 60-plus clinics. ELNA combines its extensive medical offering with access to over 1,500 diagnostic tests, thanks to its sister company, CDL Laboratories, a leader in round-the-clock medical diagnostics for three decades. Treating more than 1,2 million Canadians every year, ELNA is true to its innovative spirit and mission of providing easily accessible and personalized medical services of the highest quality. Leveraging state of the art technologies, and strategic partnerships with renowned industry leaders, ELNA strives to provide better healthcare outcomes for Canadians.

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ELNA Medical Passes a New Tech Milestone with Appointment of First Chief AI Officer

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Montreal, February 21, 2022 – Montreal-based ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics, announced today the appointment of Dr. Maxime Cohen as its first Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer (CAIO).

Dr. Cohen joins ELNA’s recently appointed chief strategy and chief technology officers in driving the company’s Canada-wide tech-focused growth strategy. Under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, ELNA will develop a new suite of capabilities and innovative tools, leveraging disruptive AI methodologies for both patients and healthcare professionals. These are aimed at increasing access to ELNA’s omnichannel health services, while improving the patient-physician experience and ultimately, health outcomes.

An AI scholar and MIT Ph.D. graduate, Dr Maxime Cohen holds the Scale AI Chair in Data Science for Retail and is a Full Professor of Retail and Operations Management at McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management and Desautels Faculty of Management. Dr. Cohen also serves as a Scientific Advisor in AI and Data Science at IVADO Labs and has held several strategic and research advisory roles at firms including Google/Waze, Aldo Group, IBM, Oracle and Couche Tard/Circle K.

“Maxime is a brilliant scholar with an impressive track record in Artificial Intelligence, both in research and industry settings,” stated Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical.

“We are delighted to welcome him to ELNA’s growing team of seasoned executives who are wholeheartedly committed to our mission to transform Canadian healthcare through innovation and technology.”

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is Canada’s largest integrated network of medical clinics. Focused on comprehensive care, ELNA offers a vast array of primary and specialty medical services, therapies and procedures at 60-plus clinics. ELNA combines its extensive medical offering with access to over 1,500 diagnostic tests, thanks to its sister company, CDL Laboratories, a leader in round-the-clock medical diagnostics for three decades. Treating more than 1,2 million Canadians every year, ELNA is true to its innovative spirit and mission of providing easily accessible and personalized medical services of the highest quality. Leveraging state of the art technologies, and strategic partnerships with renowned industry leaders, ELNA strives to provide better healthcare outcomes for Canadians.

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ELNA Medical Builds on its Ambitious Growth Strategy with Two Additional Key Executives

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Montreal, December 2, 2021 – ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), the largest network of primary and specialty care clinics in Canada, is pleased to announce two additional key management appointments to support and accelerate its growth strategy across Canada. In these newly created positions, Zachary Stauber becomes the Chief Strategy Officer, and Patrick Gosselin becomes Chief Technology Officer. Both will be part of ELNA’s management committee.

Zachary Stauber is a proven leader in digital transformation. He brings his experience from global management firm McKinsey & Company’s New York office where he drove digital transformation in complex, highly regulated industries, such as aerospace, automotive, and pharmaceutical. He notably led building out the global consulting firm’s digital procurement offerings, including the acquisition and integration of Orpheus, a spend intelligence platform. Prior to this, Mr. Stauber was a mechanical engineer for multiple startups and acted as a researcher in Asia and Europe. Mr. Stauber holds an MBA with a focus in Operations, and a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 

Patrick Gosselin is a highly skilled IT executive with proven success leading teams through the strategy, design, and implementation of advanced technology solutions across large medical and retail networks. As Head of IT at Medicentres Canada Inc., he was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic technology road map for the largest chain of corporately owned medical clinics in the country. The innovative solutions he put into place continue to help the clinic network – now part of ELNA Medical – rapidly expand, providing enhanced physician access and patient care, resulting in better health outcomes for Canadians. Prior to joining Medicentres, Mr. Gosselin held roles of increasing responsibilities in IT over two decades at the Rexall Pharmacy Group, owned by McKesson Canada. He led technology advancements for more than 450 retail pharmacies and long-term care homes.

“These key appointments add more depth to our experienced management team as ELNA continues to accelerate its growth strategy across Canada. The nominations of Mr. Stauber and Mr. Gosselin will greatly contribute to ELNA’s mission of improving the health outcomes of Canadians through easily accessible integrated care, prevention and the use of advanced technology, stated Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical.

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is a Montreal-based company that brings together the largest network of medical clinics in Canada. It has over 800 medical professionals in 61 primary and specialty health care and occupational health clinics under the private and public healthcare systems. True to its mission and innovative spirit, ELNA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of every patient by providing personalized, easily accessible and exceptional-quality medical services, all supported by leading-edge technologies. ELNA Medical is associated with CDL Laboratories, a leader in the private laboratory industry in Quebec.

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ELNA Medical Acquires the Châteauguay Medical Clinic (GMF Roger Laberge)

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Montreal, September 13, 2021 – ELNA Medical, the leading network of primary and specialty healthcare clinics in Canada, announces the acquisition of GMF Roger Laberge, the largest medical clinic in  Montérégie West.

Established more than 30 years ago under the name “Châteauguay Medical Clinic,” the Roger Laberge group of family medical practitioners offers family, preventive and walk-in medical services seven days a week. Known for its collegial approach, it is staffed by nine general practitioners and one specialized nurse practitioner as well as clinical nurses. This clinic also provides a number of complementary professional health services from nutritionists, kinesiologists, social workers and a pharmacist.

“ELNA Medical is the ideal acquirer,” stated owner Gilles Fleury, who went on to add: “It will allow us to provide both our team and our patients with added value, thanks to its network of clinics and partners as well as a host of specialized medical services, among others. It is with considerable pride that GMF Roger Laberge now joins this reputable organization.”

“Thanks to our network’s experienced professionals and its ability to provide close to 400 medical services, ELNA Medical establishes itself as a major player that will provide the residents of Châteauguay with better health care and contribute to a healthier lifestyle,” said ELNA president and founder Laurent Amram. “The addition of GMF Roger Laberge reflects our commitment to offering our patients fast and easy access to healthcare services that make effective use of state-of-the-art technologies.”

This sixth acquisition announcement of 2021 is part of a major expansion operation by ELNA Medical. Over the coming weeks, other clinics will be added to this extensive network.

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is a Montreal-based company that brings together the largest network of medical clinics in Canada. It has over 800 medical professionals in 61 primary and specialty health care and occupational health clinics under the private and public healthcare systems. True to its mission and innovative spirit, ELNA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of every patient by providing personalized, easily accessible and exceptional-quality medical services, all supported by leading-edge technologies. ELNA Medical is associated with CDL Laboratories, a leader in the private laboratory industry in Quebec.

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ELNA Medical Acquires Its 60th Clinic: the Metro-Medic Super Clinic

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Montreal, September 7, 2021 — ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), the largest network of primary and specialty healthcare clinics in Canada, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Metro-Medic Centre-Ville super clinic, offering leading-edge medical services in downtown Montreal for more than 25 years. Metro-Medic’s acquisition marks ELNA’s 60th clinic.

Founded in 1986, Metro-Medic provides general medical services that are covered by Quebec’s public health insurance. It has a dynamic team of 22 family doctors, 14 specialized physicians and eight nurses. Metro-Medic also offers specialized medical services such as cardiology, gynecology, general surgery, and multiple other subsidiary services. It provides quick access to quality care and services its patients with extended business hours, 7 days a week.

“We’ve identified ELNA Medical as the ideal partner to ensure Metro-Medic’s continuing support for its professionals and its team and in maintaining its extensive family medicine and specialty service offer focused on quality and accessibility,” stated founder Dr. Fernand Taras.

“The acquisition of Metro-Medic strengthens our position in strategic and core urban locations. It’s an established clinic in downtown Montreal that is well-known for its excellent service,” said Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical.

“This acquisition again demonstrates our commitment to providing access to quality, integrated healthcare through the use of cutting-edge technology. We have further plans for growth to consolidate our status as the largest network of medical clinics in Canada,” added Mr. Amram

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is a Montreal-based company that brings together the largest network of medical clinics in Canada. It has over 800 medical professionals in 60 primary and specialty health care and occupational health clinics under the private and public healthcare systems. ELNA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of every patient by providing personalized, easily accessible and exceptional-quality medical services, all supported by leading-edge technologies. ELNA Medical is associated with CDL Laboratories, a leader in the private laboratory industry in Quebec.

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ELNA Medical Acquires the StatCare Super Clinic

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Montreal, August 5, 2021 – ELNA Medical (“ELNA”), the largest network of primary and specialty healthcare clinics in Canada, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the StatCare super clinic, the largest of its type on Montreal’s West Island.

Founded in 1988 and located across from the Lakeshore General Hospital, this Pointe-Claire clinic provides walk-in general medical services covered by Quebec’s public health insurance. StatCare has approximately 40 physicians and 10 nurses dispensing medical services to more than 60,000 patients annually. In fact, StatCare was one of the province’s very first “Clinique-réseau”.

“We are delighted to be joining the ELNA Medical Group and continuing to offer the population quick access to high-quality services and extended business hours 7 days a week. We are also thrilled to be benefitting from ELNA Medical’s extensive range of services,” stated the co-founders of StatCare, Drs. Michael Munzar and Laurie Bregger, and General Manager Ms. Eleanor Phelan Mootoosawmy

“The acquisition of StatCare makes total sense for our company, as it is a well-established clinic with an excellent reputation,” explained Laurent Amram, President and Founder of ELNA Medical, who added: “It reflects our commitment to providing fast and easy access to quality integrated healthcare using cutting-edge technology.”

ELNA Medical now consists of 59 primary and specialized healthcare clinics in Canada. Staffed by more than 800 medical professionals, they provide both in person and telemedicine healthcare services of the highest quality to more than one million Canadians every year. “And we will continue to grow, further consolidating our status as the largest network of medical clinics in Canada,” asserted Laurent Amram.

About ELNA Medical

ELNA Medical is a Montreal-based company that brings together the largest network of medical clinics in Canada, with over 800 medical professionals in 59 primary and specialty health care and occupational health clinics under the private and public healthcare systems. True to its mission and innovative spirit since its inception in 2016, ELNA is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the health and well-being of every patient by providing personalized, easily accessible and exceptional-quality medical services, all supported by leading-edge technologies. ELNA Medical is associated with CDL Laboratories, a leader in the private laboratory industry in Quebec.

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