The PHS story

In 1990, when PHS was founded, in-home health care service supporting the complex special needs of technology-supported children did not exist. Susan Wingert established PHS to do just that.

1990

Pediatric Home Service began as a small respiratory business with six dedicated employees passionate about a shared mission to "take care of the child."

Today

Today, the company employs approximately 330 people and provides a broad spectrum of specialized, hospital quality in-home pediatric care, support, and home health care education to more than a thousand pediatric patients with medical complexities and their families – in their homes.

Timeline

1990

Pediatric Home Respiratory Service (PHRS) is founded by Susan Wingert in a basement at 2340 Charles Avenue in St. Paul. The company opens their doors with six employees

1993

The company's offices move to 2110 County Road C in Roseville

PHS doubles original staff to reach 13 employees

1994

PHS earns accreditation by The Joint Commission for the first time, and every three years following

1995

PHS establishes Asthma Department

1996

PHS establishes Infusion Department

1997

Pediatric Home Respiratory Service (PHRS) changes their name to Pediatric Home Service (PHS)

PHS grows to 25 staff members

PHS moves to current location of 2800 Cleveland Avenue North in Roseville

2000

PHS grows to 50 employees

2001

PHS hosts the first Winter Open House for patients with Susan Wingert's husband, Jan Mattson, as the first Santa Claus

2002

The "awesome" voice of PHS is hired, Lynda Jennrich,who is the first point of contact

2003

Linus and Lucy statues arrive at PHS

There are now 75 PHS employees

PHS establishes Nutrition Department

2004

PHS begins offering Medical Social Work Service

PHS begins a green movement, investing in a fleet of hybrid vehicles for clinical staff

PHS officially forms the Patient Education Department

2005

PHS establishes Marketing and Sales Department

The company is up to 100 employees

2006

PHS earns fifth accreditation by The Joint Commission

PHS is featured in 3 industry publications

There are now 125 PHS employees

2007

Wisconsin officially recognizes PHS as approved training facility for ventilation certification and re-certification

PHS re-brands and gets a new look

The STAR kit is developed for caregivers to ensure they are properly trained for emergency procedures

PHS is featured in another 3 industry publications

PHS earns a Certificate of Distinction from The Joint Commission for the Asthma Program

2008

PHS helps establish the Faith's Lodge partnership

PHS technician earns certified biomedical technician (CBET) designation

PHS is featured in 6 industry publications

PHS establishes Sharing Care community giving program

2009

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) honors PHS with Organization of the Year award

PHS is featured in MN Physician Magazine

PHS earns sixth accreditation by The Joint Commission

2010

PHS grows to 138 employees

Dr. Roy Maynard joins PHS as Medical Director

PHS wins ADDY awards for marketing advertising campaign

PHS representatives travel to Washington, D.C., for Health Care Reform advocating for the child

2011

2012

PHS migrates all systems to CPR+, which allows charting to be done in real-time and information to be immediately accessible to all departments.

Our services:

PHS is Minnesota's only independent home health care company specializing in children. We are driven by the belief that even if a child's organs are outside his body or if her legs are wheels, that child wants to be a "kid." That child wants to do all the typical kid things, whether it's going to school, playing with the dog, or bickering with a sibling – and they want to do it at home. The special needs support and resources provided by PHS, including complex respiratory and infusion therapies, makes that possible.