Dallas-based pediatric skilled nursing and therapy services provider Epic Health Services Inc announces it has acquired Norcross, Ga-headquartered Pediatria Healthcare for Kids.

This acquisition adds Pediatria’s home health care services for children—including speech, occupational, and physical therapy—to Epic Health Services’ continuum of care.

“Pediatria has a respected reputation, particularly for its pediatric day health centers,” says Chris Roussos, Epic president and CEO, in a media release from Epic Health Services. “These centers will add a wonderful new element to our pediatric care continuum, giving us another environment in which to provide care to the most medically fragile of children.”

As a result of the acquisition of Pediatria, Epic Health Services expands its footprint into three new states—Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida—while growing the company’s current presence in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas, and Louisiana.

By joining forces with Pediatria, Epic will now be providing care to more than 47,000 patients annually in 21 states, according to the release.

“By bringing our two companies together, the growth plans we had in place at Pediatria will be realized much sooner with the backing of Epic’s resources,” states Joe Sansone, chairman and CEO of Pediatria, in the release. “The missions, values, and culture of both our companies align and will serve as a catalyst for exceptional growth.”

Epic Health Services Inc is a portfolio company of Webster Capital.

[Source(s): Epic Health Services Inc, PR Newswire]