Another day, another new service line for the aggressively growing Epic Health Services. The company on Thursday announced the acquisition of Pediatria Healthcare for Kids, a Georgia-based pediatric home healthcare company that offers skilled nursing and therapy services. It also offers those services beyond in the home, in a center-based outpatient setting. Epic previously had nothing like that before this acquisition.
“Pediatria has a respected reputation, particularly for its pediatric day health centers,” read a statement from Chris Roussos, Epic president and CEO. “These centers will add a wonderful new element to our pediatric care continuum, giving us another environment in which to provide care to the most medically fragile of children. We look forward to seeing how we can grow this service line across our current service territory and bring it to the patients and families who need it.”
The purchase expands Epic’s home healthcare services into three new states, Georgia and Florida and South Carolina. It expands their operations in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, and Louisiana. Pediatria has more than 700 patients over its 29 locations. Epic now has 47,000 annual patients in 21 states. Financial details were not disclosed. This is the company’s seventh acquisition of 2016.