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Providence acquires the home infusion business of Integrated Health Professionals Inc

January 09, 2013

Spokane, Wash. Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services (PIPS) has purchased Integrated Health Professionals, Inc.’s home infusion pharmacy business and two ambulatory infusion suites. The transaction is expected to close on March 31, 2013. Founded in 1990 and accredited by The Joint Commission, IHP delivers intravenous (IV) medical treatments to 150 patients on service in Eastern Washington, North Idaho and Western Montana. The acquisition does not include IHP’s private duty pediatric nursing service.

PIPS is part of Providence Senior and Community Services (PSCS), a division of Renton, WA-based Providence Health & Services (PH&S). PSCS provides a full range of services outside of the hospital setting to people of all ages—especially those facing chronic or life-limiting illnesses. This acquisition enhances PSCS’s portfolio of continuum care services in the Spokane market which currently includes short-term rehabilitation and transitional care, skilled nursing, assisted living and home health.

PIPS is accredited by The Joint Commission and has more than 800 patients on service throughout Western Washington. The demand for home infusion pharmacy services is growing at a rapid rate. As the population ages and the number of injectable medications increases, more patients are benefiting from home infusion therapy to treat their illness or chronic condition while allowing them to maintain their independence and normal daily activities.

“IHP has provided home infusion services in the Inland Northwest for almost 23 years and has built a strong reputation for its high quality care and exceptional customer service,” says Chris Beaudoin, VP, Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services. “We look forward to providing patients with the same caliber of care they have come to know and expect from both IHP and Providence as we expand our operations and expertise in the market.”

“We’ve worked closely with Providence’s acute care facilities for many years and have always felt like we are partners in providing care to the patients we serve. This solidifies our relationship and quite frankly is just a natural progression of our business,” explains Michael Glockling, PharmD, Owner and President, IHP. “It’s been an honor to be a community-based provider, but with the changes in health care we are best suited to become part of a larger organization. We chose Providence to carry on our legacy of high quality care and together we’ll be able to care for our patients from hospitalization to home.”

The expansion of PIPS’ home infusion services to the Spokane market enables Providence to further coordinate and connect the care it provides throughout its regional network of integrated heath care organizations.

About Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services

Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services provides home infusion and specialty pharmaceutical services to patients in communities throughout Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. Founded in 1993, Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services is a state-licensed home health agency, a state-licensed pharmacy and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Providence Infusion and Pharmacy Services is based in Renton, Washington and is part of the full continuum of integrated health care services provided by Providence Health & Services, a Catholic not-for-profit health care ministry. For more information, visit providence.org/infusion.

About Integrated Health Professionals, Inc.

Integrated Health Professionals, Inc. is a community-based, locally owned and operated business providing pharmacy/infusion services and pediatric private duty nursing. Its team of clinical pharmacists, dietitians and nurses provide intravenous (IV) therapy to patients in the home setting and at two ambulatory suites located at Integrated Health Professionals’ office. Integrated Health Professionals is accredited by The Joint Commission and has been serving the Inland Northwest since 1990.

Contact: Providence Senior & Community Services Public Relations, 425-525-6689, or Send an email.