MedCare buys Home Health Resource

Friday, November 13, 2015

GREENSBURG, Pa. – MedCare Equipment Company has added another partnership with a health system.

The company, part of Excela Health, has acquired Home Health Resource from UPMC Altoona, growing its patient base to 24,000 and its revenue base to $70 million.

“Working collaboratively with health systems across western Pennsylvania we have been able to achieve cost efficiencies, economies of scale and eliminate duplicative services,” said John Sphon, CEO, in a press release. “Ultimately, the beneficiary of these partnerships is and will remain our patients and customers.”

MedCare already partners with Conemaugh Home Medical Equipment in Johnstown, part of Conemaugh Health System/Duke Life Point. The company also has partnerships with the Heritage Valley, Butler, Washington and UPMC health systems.

Home Health Resource expands MedCare’s presence in western Pennsylvania, southern New York, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia. With Home Health Resource, MedCare now employs 300 people at 14 locations.

It’s been a good year for MedCare: The company was named first place winner in this year’s HME Excellence Awards by HME News and was named Most Valuable Provider in the enterprise category by Brightree.