Epic Health moves into enteral nutrition

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

DALLAS – Epic Health Services has acquired Option 1 Healthcare Solutions, a move that positions the company, which provides pediatric nursing and therapy services, to enter the enteral nutrition market.

"Our goal was to unite with another leading pediatric provider that serves medically fragile children so we could better serve our patients and coordinate their care even more effectively," said Chris Roussos, Epic Health president and CEO, in a press release. “Joining forces with Option 1 strengthens our ability to provide comprehensive, full-service and convenient care to patients and families.”

The deal allows Epic Health to add Washington state, Oregon and Nevada to its coverage area. It now does business in a total of 15 states.

It also allows the company to add 6,300 patients to its base across six Western states. It now serves more than 26,000 patients, according to the release.

The Chandler, Ariz.-based Option 1 Healthcare will operate as a subsidiary of Epic Health, and retain its headquarters and management team.

Epic Health is a portfolio company of Webster Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on consumer and healthcare services companies with EBITDA between $3 million to $15 million.