Affiliate of PCP-backed Medisys buys Action Industrial First Aid

Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Inc (Horizon OHS), a division of Medisys Health Group Inc, has acquired Action Industrial First Aid Ltd, a provider of first aid, safety and security services in northern British Columbia. No financial terms were disclosed. Horizon OHS said the acquisition, one of several in the past twelve months, allows it to extend its national footprint into the region. Founded in 1987, Montréal-based Medisys is a provider of corporate health solutions. It is a portfolio company of Canadian healthcare private equity firm Persistence Capital Partners.


Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Acquires Action Industrial First Aid

– Acquisition further reinforces Horizon OHS as a leading Canadian occupational health provider –

MONTREAL, Nov. 10, 2016 /CNW/ – Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Inc. (“Horizon OHS”), a member of the Medisys Health Group Inc. (“Medisys Health Group”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Action Industrial First Aid Limited, also known as Action Health and Safety Services (“Action”), a leading provider of professional first aid, safety and security services in northern British Columbia. Sandra Milne, Managing Director of Action, and Shelly Milne, Director of Sales and Operations, will continue to lead the strategy, day-to-day operations, and client services of the business.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued clients who have supported Action throughout its long history. Our commitment to Dawson Creek and the surrounding areas has never been stronger, and I can assure you that you will continue to receive the high quality and responsive service you have come to know and expect,” said Sandra. “We are excited for this opportunity to partner with Horizon OHS and the potential it gives us to expand our services to our clients, invest in the growth of our business, and develop our valuable team members. We are thrilled that so much confidence has been placed in the Action team and we are looking forward to our future with Horizon and the Medisys Health Group.”

The acquisition of Action allows Horizon OHS to extend its national footprint into northern British Columbia. With almost 30 locations across the country, Horizon OHS and Medisys Health Group are the leaders in providing corporate and occupational health solutions for Canada’s leading companies. Action’s suite of services further solidifies Horizon OHS’ paramedic solutions while adding new services such as safety and security to their already robust occupational health offerings.

“Our objective is to always provide our customers with a full range of solutions to help ensure the health and safety of their most valuable resources – their employees. We work closely with our clients to develop programs that include everything from first responder services to annual health surveillance, and everything in between,” added Terry Power, CEO of Medisys Health Group. “This is why we look to partner with like-minded organizations that share similar values to ours and that can help enhance our current services through their expertise and leadership. We are very excited to welcome Action to our family and look forward to learning from the experience and knowledge of their team.”

The acquisition of Action continues Horizon OHS’ significant acquisition activity over the last twelve months, which included the acquisitions of Canadian Paramedical Services Inc. and Frontline Medics Inc.

About Action Industrial First Aid Limited

Action Industrial First Aid Limited, also known as Action Health & Safety Services, is a leading provider of professional first aid, safety and security services in both northern British Columbia and Alberta. With a head office based in Pouce Coupe and satellite offices in Dawson Creek, Fort St John, Buick Creek and Fort Nelson, Action Health & Safety Services works closely with customers to develop solutions that ensure the health, safety and security of its clients and their workforces. For over 20 years, Action has been committed to serving clients and supporting their communities by buying and hiring locally.

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About Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Inc.

Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Inc. is the occupational health division of the Medisys Health Group, Canada’s leading provider of corporate health services, delivering integrated health management programs nationwide. With a team of highly skilled professionals, Horizon provides clinical and remote medical services across Canada. Offering a full range of occupational health services from pre-employment screenings to complete on-site clinic management in some of the most remote and harsh areas of the country, Horizon OHS is the chosen partner for proactive health management programs.

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About Medisys Health Group

Founded in 1987, Medisys Health Group Inc. is Canada’s leading provider of comprehensive, preventive and corporate healthcare solutions. The company’s prime objective is to protect clients’ most valuable resource – their employees and their families. With a team of over 750 employees, the group of companies provides clients with unparalleled executive and preventive services, employee wellness, occupational health solutions and comprehensive primary care to meet the needs of corporate clients and individuals alike. Through Canada’s largest coast-to-coast network of wholly-owned clinics, with over 500 healthcare professionals, Medisys Health Group delivers a range of industry leading clinical services and solutions designed to improve health outcomes that help clients live healthier and safer lives wherever they may be – at work, at home, or abroad.

Medisys Health Group provides its services through Medisys Corporate Health, Horizon Occupational Health Solutions, and Copeman Healthcare Centres.

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For further information: Horizon Occupational Health Solutions Inc., Mila Olumogba – Director of Marketing and Product,, (647) 494-0091

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