Joaquin Camacho – Epic Superstar

March 22, 2017

Joaquin Camacho

Meet Joaquin! A member of the Epic Health Services family since 2014, Joaquin Camacho receives physical, occupational, and speech therapy from our Epic Pediatric Therapy team in Dallas. Diagnosed with a psychological development disorder, a conduct disorder and mixed receptive-expressive language disorder, Joaquin has spent many hours with our therapists to work through some of the diagnosis related challenges. According to Joaquin’s mother, Reyna Mendoza, Joaquin could not speak before coming to Epic. This was a huge obstacle for them – successfully communicating impacts every detail of their lives. She is so proud of him for learning his numbers, colors,…Read More

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Brain Injury: What You Should Know

March 17, 2017

Brain Injury

Did you know that 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year? Although brain injuries are pervasive in our world, it’s not discussed nearly as much as it should be. Because brain injuries can be difficult to talk about, the issue sometimes get swept under the rug. Brain Injury Awareness Month was created to combat this lack of knowledge. Each March, we work to make the public at large aware of the issue surrounding brain injuries and the lives of those who live with them. In the spirit of awareness, here are Epic’s top topics you should…Read More

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5 Myths and Facts: Cerebral Palsy

March 17, 2017

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Misinformation about and misunderstanding of Cerebral Palsy (CP) is common. Because CP has a wide range of symptoms and severity, it can be difficult to understand the wants and needs of patients. That’s where Epic comes in! At Epic Health Services, we are dedicated to making a better world for all people with disabilities. As one way to fulfill this mission, we strive to educate the general public about what it’s really like to live with a disability. One of the first steps of this education is busting myths that people have come to believe. Here are five myths about…Read More

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Webster Capital Completes Sale of Epic Health Services

March 16, 2017

DALLAS, TX | BOSTON, MA | – March 16, 2017 – Epic Health Services, previously a portfolio company of Webster Capital, today announced the closing of its sale to Bain Capital Private Equity.  Financial terms of the private purchase from Webster Capital were not disclosed. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Dallas, Epic Health Services offers the only complete continuum of home health services for children in fragile health after they are released from acute care facilities.  The company provides pediatric private duty nursing, therapy, developmental services, and medical solutions, including enteral nutrition, respiratory, medical supplies, and pharmacy.  Epic Health…Read More

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Soonja Tyrrell – Epic Superstar

March 14, 2017

Soonja

Epic Health Services values empathy, compassion, and quality care above all else. We are honored to be welcomed into homes and trusted with the important job of caring for your loved ones. When our CEO, Chris Roussos, met Soonja Tyrrell, he knew that she fully encompassed all of these core values. Chris met Soonja while he was out visiting one of our patients. He immediately noticed her dynamic and caring spirit. She is a perfect example of Epic’s mission. That’s why we are honored to name Soonja as an Epic Staff Superstar! Soonja has been a nurse for Epic since…Read More

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation 101

March 14, 2017

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A Different Type of Rehab When you think about rehab, what comes to mind? Do you vision someone learning how to walk again for the first time? Do you think of a place that helps someone return to their highest level of functioning? Do you imagine someone working on recovering from drug or alcohol addiction? While those are forms of rehab, there is another version of rehab that you may not be aware exists. In honor of National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, March 12-18, we would like to introduce to you another form of rehab known as Pulmonary Rehabilitation. What is…Read More

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Jonathan’s Landscape: Adjusting to Daylight Savings

March 11, 2017

Jonathan's Landscape

Jonathan Stewart is an Epic Health Services employee who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Jonathan uses art as a means of expression and therapy. Jonathan hopes that his contributions will encourage patients to believe in themselves and strive for their dreams – just like he is doing every day! It’s time to spring forward into daylight savings time! Jonathan is here to share his experiences, advice, and his responsibilities to help us all prepare for the upcoming changes. “Part excited, part stunned.” Just like any other event, the daylight savings time change takes quite a bit of preparation for…Read More

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Cristobal Lopez – Epic Superstar

March 8, 2017

Cristobal Lopez

Cristobal “Cris” Lopez is a Client Service Coordinator who has been with Epic since August 2015. Cris is a great example of what it means to be an Epic Superstar. His commitment and versatility have made him an incredible addition to the Epic team. Recently his above and beyond mentality has inspired those closest to him to nominate him as an Epic Staff Superstar, and we are proud to share his story. Cris came to Epic with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information/ Medical Records Administration from the University of South Florida, as well as a Master’s of Science degree…Read More

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Taking the Confusion out of Serving Sizes

March 7, 2017

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Taking the Confusion out of Serving Sizes In honor of National Nutrition Month®, Epic would like to help you take the “guess” out of recommended servings. When you read the nutrition labels, how closely do you pay attention to the serving sizes? Are you only looking at the label to find out the grams of fat or number of calories? Are you focusing only on the carbs or grams of sugar? While looking at these figures are helpful, keep in mind, those numbers you are seeing are the amounts per serving. Many products now advertise “100 calories/serving.”  On closer look…Read More

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5 Community Service Projects Your Family Can Do

February 28, 2017

community service

Community Service: A Family Activity Working together in the service of others can be an amazing way to bond as a family. Community service projects can help to teach your children about humility and kindness. Sometimes, it can be difficult to find time for these activities amidst the hustle and bustle of family life. The key is to choose a project and commit to it. Put it in your calendar like any other important appointment. When the time comes, you’ll be glad your family committed to spending time together in service of others. Here are a few projects you can…Read More

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