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.


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, 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.



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


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

PHS doubles original staff to reach 13 employees


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


PHS establishes Asthma Department


PHS establishes Infusion Department


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


PHS grows to 50 employees


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


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


Linus and Lucy statues arrive at PHS

There are now 75 PHS employees

PHS establishes Nutrition Department


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


PHS establishes Marketing and Sales Department

The company is up to 100 employees


PHS earns fifth accreditation by The Joint Commission

PHS is featured in 3 industry publications

There are now 125 PHS employees


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


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


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


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



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 an independent home health care company specializing in children located in Minnesota. 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.