R.W. Sydenham & Associates Physical Therapy Services was acquired by Lifemark Health on December 31, 1999. We were the first physiotherapy clinic network to join Lifemark outside of Ontario. Our transition was seamless and we have been pleased to facilitate the acquisition of many clinics and clinic networks across Canada since 1999. A particular joy for the Sydenham’s is that many of our clinical and administrative staff are still happily employed with Lifemark 19 years later and hopefully for many more.
When Likemark purchases a clinic or a clinic network, it is not only an acquisition of the business; Lifemark is also strongly committed to you and the people you bring to the deal. You and your team will have the opportunity to move into advanced positions in leadership, clinical specialization, mentorship and teaching in Lifemark’s extensive professional development program.
Let me give you an example of movement to an advanced position in leadership. When my term as Area Manager for R.W. Sydenham & Associates Physical Therapy Services was complete, I was asked to assume a national leadership role for clinical services, which translated into developing a quality framework for the company. To say I was delighted is an understatement. From that day in 2004 until the present time, I was given the flexibility to develop an enterprise quality framework for accreditation, accessibility, effectiveness, learning, patient satisfaction, privacy, risk management and safety. I work with every division in our company and I work with an incredible national team who inspire me every day and remind me why Lifemark should be your choice.
- Gaye Sydenham for R.W. Sydenham & Associates Physical Therapy Services