Epic Health Services Establishes New Service Line and Expands into Three New States with Acquisition of Pediatria Healthcare for Kids

October 13, 2016

DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —  Epic Health Services Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital and Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled private duty nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, announced today that it has acquired Pediatria Healthcare for Kids. Based in Norcross, Georgia—about 20 miles northeast of Atlanta—Pediatria provides pediatric home health care services and introduces a new service line to the Epic continuum of care: pediatric day health centers, which provide skilled nursing needs, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy services, in a center-based environment. “Pediatria has a respected reputation, particularly for its pediatric day health…Read More

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Epic Health Services Grows Presence in Nevada with Acquisition of Spring View Home Health Care

August 4, 2016

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Epic Health Services Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital and Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, announced today that it has acquired Las Vegas-based Spring View Home Health Care, which offers private duty nursing services for both children and adults, as well as therapy and skilled nursing services for adults. “As we continue to expand, Epic remains focused on seeking out companies who value the highest level of patient care,” said Epic President and CEO Chris Roussos. “When we find a good match, like we did with Spring…Read More

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Epic Health Services Expands into Michigan with Acquisition of Pediatric Special Care Inc.

August 1, 2016

DALLAS, Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Epic Health Services Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital and Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, announced today that it has expanded into Michigan with the acquisition of Pediatric Special Care Inc. Based in Southfield, Michigan, Pediatric Special Care is the only pediatric-focused nursing and home medical equipment company in Michigan. “As we move forward, this acquisition will give us the chance to grow private duty nursing and home medical equipment services to patients across Michigan, and we look forward to that opportunity,” said Chris Roussos, Epic president…Read More

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Summer Series: Weather and Your Child’s Health

July 28, 2016

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Part One: Heat Index Heat waves can be pretty brutal during the summer season. And we all know sometimes what the temperature says and how it truly feels can be very different. For me, there are times when 85 degrees outside seems like the perfect weather for a summer day. But, there are other times when I find it slightly hard to breathe in the exact temperature. In places like Texas the relative humidity, which is the percentage of air moisture in the atmosphere, has a significant impact on what “real” heat levels are outside. “Real” is a term I…Read More

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Keeping Kids with Special Needs Active and Moving

July 26, 2016

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There are many benefits to physical activity and fitness. We know this intrinsically and medically, as muscle movement and aerobic activity can manage weight, stress and a host of other things we deal with in our daily lives. But if you or someone you know has a child with special needs, the challenges to exercise and mobility can be significant. Benefits of Movement and Activity for Kids with Special Needs Keeping your child moving can combat health risks such as obesity, and can lead to many other feelings of well-being and confidence throughout their lives – benefits such as: Improved…Read More

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Water Play is Fun and Therapeutic

July 15, 2016

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Now that summer schedules have kicked into gear, families are spending more time at play. And that means vacations, camps and fun activities often near water – lakes, oceans, pools and the good old fashioned water hose blast in the backyard. And for families with kids with special needs, having fun through water play can also mean getting good exercise and therapy benefits, mentally and physically. Swimming can be one of the most complete and beneficial activities you can do with a child from birth. And for children with special needs, water play is a great way to reinforce abilities,…Read More

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Off to Camp We Go!

July 14, 2016

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You’ve invested a good deal of time researching the perfect overnight camp for your child with special needs. Now it’s time to put the plan into place, and help your camper embark on a successful and fun-filled overnight camp experience. A good preparation plan is key. And not only will preparation help your child realize camp-time is just around the corner, it also helps you in knowing you’ve done a great job in getting them camp-ready. Here’s a couple of tips to ease the way: Sign Up with a Camp Buddy – Kids will be less likely to feel anxious…Read More

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3 Tips for Preventing the Summer Slide

July 6, 2016

Your kids have been off for a couple of weeks now and like many parents, you’re probably beginning to get a little concerned with your children taking a 100% break from everything related to school and academics. This concern is not unfounded; there are numerous studies that indicate that the summer slide is a real thing, and that kids often loose months’ worth of academic skills over the summer (Borman & Boulay, 2012). The internet is filled with thousands of write ups and recommendations for preventing the summer slide, the summer slump, summer learning loss, etc. Google any one of…Read More

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Epic Staff Superstar – Patricia Glover, LPN

July 6, 2016

Selfless, amazingly caring, and dedicated are three characteristics that fit Epic employees. Ms. Patricia Glover, LPN lives these out every day, on and off the job. Recently, an Epic patient’s mother felt so appreciative, she nominated nurse Glover to be an Epic Staff Superstar, and we’re thrilled to share her story. Ms. Tornabe, the patient’s mother, had to make an unexpected midnight trip to the emergency room. She had never been to an emergency room before and was nervous about the experience. In a panic, Ms. Tornabe called her Epic nurse, Patricia, for advice and to see if she could…Read More

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Juan Diego De La Paz – Epic Patient Superstar

July 6, 2016

Drumroll please … Nine-year-old Juan Diego De La Paz is our next Epic Patient Superstar! JD was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy, a disease that affects his control of muscle movement.  Due to the degenerative nature of this disability, JD has been receiving speech therapy services since 2011 with Epic Pediatric Therapy. JD’s expressive language was compromised due to his inability to produce intelligible speech; thus, it was suggested that he would highly benefit from the use of an augmentative device to help facilitate communication.  JD was introduced to the Tobii Dynavox in 2015, and since then his ultimate goal…Read More

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