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Press Release
: : 17 June, 2003


Mr. Scott Purdy, Chairman and CEO of MEDIchair, North America’s largest and fastest growing HME franchise operation is pleased to announce that it has opened its northernmost store in Whitehorse, Yukon. MEDIchair Yukon will be operated by Mr. James Black and Ms. Shana MacLean, the current co-owners of Whitehorse-based Alpine Health Supplies and Services. It is MEDIchair’s 59th Canadian franchise store.

"We were looking for a knowledgeable partner to provide a full range of MEDIchair services to the Yukon and Northwest Territories," says Purdy. "We found that in Alpine Health Supplies and Services. They understand the market and they practice our core company values of care, knowledge, value and customer service excellence."

"There is a substantial HME growth opportunity in the north," says Black. "To capitalize on this opportunity we needed a partner that had industry expertise, marketing muscle and buying power. MEDIchair was our overwhelming choice on all accounts."

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MEDIchair is North America’s largest and fastest growing Home Medical Equipment (HME) franchise with 59 stores from coast-to-coast in Canada. Each store carries a comprehensive line of Home Medical Equipment and soft/disposable personal health care products. These specialty products are designed to enhance the quality of life for people experiencing disabilities, injuries, surgeries and aging. MEDIchair prides itself on providing caring, knowledgeable and highly trained consultants committed to finding the right home health care product solution for each customer. The Calgary based franchise company also promotes good health through its public education and awareness programs.

Mr. Scott Purdy, Chairman & CEO MEDIchair (403) 204-1419
Mr. Neil Bousquet APR, PR MEDIchair (403) 256-8834


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