Ontario’s Minister of Health Visits LifeLabs to discuss equity and innovation

Press release

LifeLabs was delighted to welcome Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, the Honourable Sylvia Jones, to our International Reference Laboratory (IRL) in Toronto. The visit is Minister Jones’ first to LifeLabs, Canada’s leading medical laboratory. 

During her visit, the Minister had the opportunity to tour the high-volume chemistry and cytology labs, witnessing firsthand the state-of-the-art facilities and advanced diagnostic technologies. Additionally, she sat down with LifeLabs’ President and CEO, Charles Brown, to gain insights into LifeLabs’ intricate province-wide network that has been instrumental in bringing quality care closer to Canadians, especially in Northern Ontario and remote regions. During their discussion, Minister Jones and Charles Brown explored how the laboratory sector can drive innovation in Ontario, recognizing the critical role that laboratories can play in improving patient health outcomes, driving efficiencies, and moving the system to one focused on prevention and wellness.

“LifeLabs is a key partner in ensuring Ontarians across the province can access healthcare services in their community, no matter where they live,” said Sylvia Jones, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health. “Their innovative leadership in medical diagnostics is essential to improving the delivery of more connected, community-based care that benefits both patients and care providers.”

“We sincerely thank Minister Jones for her visit. Her admiration for our team’s efforts further motivates us to continue placing our customers at the forefront of everything we do,” said President and CEO Charles Brown. “We are fortunate to partner with the Ontario government to deliver essential medical diagnostic testing closer to home and leveraging innovation to bring forth advancements that improve patient outcomes and overall well-being.” Minister Jones’ visit highlights LifeLabs’ unmatched excellence in medical diagnostics and its profound impact on healthcare accessibility and quality throughout the province. 

LifeLabs extends our heartfelt appreciation to Minister Jones for her visit and kind words of encouragement. We are proud to reaffirm our commitment to upholding the highest standards of healthcare services and being an integral part of Canada’s healthcare journey.