Partnership Accelerates Empower’s Strategy To Execute National Healthcare Centre Expansion By Bringing Accessible and Progressive Primary Care and Para-Medical Care to Millions of Canadians
VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 9, 2021 / EMPOWER CLINICS INC. (CSE:CBDT)(Frankfurt:8EC)(OTCQB:EPWCF) (“Empower” or the “Company“) an integrated healthcare company serving patients through medical centres, telemedicine platforms, operating a high complexity medical diagnostics laboratory processing thousands of COVID-19 specimens, is pleased to announce effective February 8, 2021 a partnership with Rexall Pharmacy Group to launch the first of multiple integrated healthcare centres within Rexall pharmacies commencing in Ontario, Canada.
“In our first press release of 2021 announcing the closing of our Canadian Clinics acquisition, I stated Empower had a winning business model with immediate expansion plans throughout Greater Toronto, followed by Ontario and then nationwide with at least 30 clinics in rapid succession. Empower is proud to begin delivering on that promise.” said Steven McAuley, Chairman & CEO. “To say this is the Company’s biggest announcement in its history would not be an over statement. This partnership with Rexall accelerates our nationwide healthcare expansion strategy, I look forward to bringing Six Sigma philosophies and continuous process improvements to our operations to ensure customers and our patients have access to our primary care and para-medical services for years to come. Today marks a major win for Canadian healthcare and the shareholders of Empower Clinics.”
PARTNERSHIP IDENTIFIES INITIAL LOCATIONS IN ONTARIO
Rexall and Empower have identified numerous initial locations throughout Ontario, spanning from Ottawa to London and around the GTA. The size of the locations can range from 1,500 to 4,000 square feet. As each new location is agreed upon, key terms are outlined in a letter of intent and in the lease or sub-lease agreements with the first anticipated agreements February 2021.
HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO BE DELIVERED
Empower will be opening primary care, plus para-medical healthcare services in each of the locations, with a target of four (4) to six (6) Medical Doctors (MD) and four (4) to six (6) paramedical practitioners per location.
Primary care services include:
- Family physicians
- Walk-in physicians
- Tele-medicine and virtual care
Paramedical services include:
- Registered Massage Therapy
ADDITIONAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES EXPECTED TO BE ADDED
Given the anticipated expansion and penetration of Empower Clinics into the Canadian market, the Company intends to continue adding valuable specialized medical services to strengthen the quality of healthcare at each location that can include:
Empower is currently in advanced discussions with potential partners in each of these specialty areas and believes they hold the potential to add significant value to the operations of each healthcare centre.
This press release is available on the Empower Clinics Verified Forum on AGORACOM for shareholder discussion, questions and engagement with management https://agoracom.com/ir/EmpowerClinics
Empower is an integrated healthcare company that provides body and mind wellness for patients through its healthcare centres, with digital and telemedicine care, and world-class medical diagnostics laboratories offering extensive COVID-19 testing. Supported by an experienced leadership team, Empower is aggressively growing its clinical and digital presence across North America. Our Health & Wellness and Diagnostics & Technology business units are positioned to positively impact the integrated health of our patients, while simultaneously providing long term value for our shareholders.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Chief Executive Officer
Business Development & Communications
DISCLAIMER FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains certain “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively “forward looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as at the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements can frequently be identified by words such as “plans”, “continues”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “believes”, “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “will”, “potential”, “proposed” and other similar words, or information that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements in this news release include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the expected benefits to the Company and its shareholders as a result of the acquisition of Kai Medical Laboratory; the transaction terms; the expected number of clinics and patients following the closing; the future potential success of Kai Medical Laboratory, Sun Valley’s franchise model; launch of new healthcare centers and the occurrence thereof; that the Company can bring healthcare to millions of Canadians; that new healthcare services can be added and that the Company will be positioned to be a market-leading service provider for complex patient requirements in 2020 and beyond. Such statements are only projections, are based on assumptions known to management at this time, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including: that the Kai Medical Laboratory acquisition may not be completed on the terms expected or at all; that the Company’s products may not work as expected; that the Company may not be able to expand COVID-19 testing; that legislative changes may have an adverse effect on the Company’s business and product development; that the Company may not be able to obtain adequate financing to pursue its business plan; general business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties; failure to obtain any necessary approvals in connection with the proposed transaction; and other factors beyond the Company’s control. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this release, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. The Company is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable laws.