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Option Care has 'new energy, vision'

May 22, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Four months after a private equity firm acquired a majority stake in Walgreens Infusion Services, the provider has rebranded as Option Care.“The name Option Care is already well-known and highly regarded among patients and healthcare providers,” said CEO Paul Mastrapa during a conference call May 19. “The new Option Care will build on our legacy of industry leadership to establish a brand with national capacity and a new energy and vision for the future.”Walgreens...

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PE firm acquires Walgreens infusion biz

January 26, 2015HME News Staff

DEERFIELD, Ill. - After months of speculation, Walgreens has sold its home infusion business and will go private.Chicago-based private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners will acquire a majority stake in the business, according to a joint statement released last week. Madison Dearborn plans to take the company private and appoint Paul Mastrapa, who currently leads the infusion unit, CEO.“This agreement will enable us to continue to strengthen the Walgreens infusion offering as part of our...

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Why is Walgreens shopping its home infusion biz?

September 26, 2014Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - News that Walgreens is mulling the sale of a controlling stake in its home infusion business came as no surprise to analysts.“I think Walgreens recognizes that this is a core asset and would probably be valued quite substantially by a third party,” said Justin Ishbia, founder and managing partner of Shore Capital Partners. “There will be a lot of interest from a lot of people.”The news of the potential sale follows CVS Caremark's acquisition of Coram from...

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Language lessons

November 22, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

DEERFIELD, Ill. - Working with patients on their own turf to adhere to treatment is always a challenge—even more so when there are language and cultural differences.“We are a guest in their home, so making sure we've done our work in preparing staff from a cultural sensitivity and diversity training perspective is key,” said Joan Couden, national program director of the Bleeding Disorder Program for Walgreens Infusion Services. “We have to speak to their level and we have...

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