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With Locations in 4 States, PHS Grows Nationally to Help More Kids at Home

It has always been our mission at PHS to help children with medical complexities thrive at home – and with the recent announcement of two new partners joining the PHS familywe’re excited to share that the focus is expanding on a national level.  

 The Care Group of Texas (TCG) – located in Houston and Dallas, and RSVP Home Care and Pulmonary Partners – located in CovingtonKentucky, both bring years of pediatric home care expertise to PHSBy growing on a national scale, more families will have access to the comprehensive, high level care that PHS patients have come to know. We look forward to slowly transitioning both companies to the Pediatric Home Service name over the next 6-12 months – but first want to introduce these incredible partners to you.  

The Care Group of Texas 

The Care Group has been serving Houston and Dallas since 1987, providing state-of-the-art respiratory therapy & equipment, supplies, and enteral nutrition to children with complex medical needs. 

With a focus on education for patients and caregivers to create a safe environment at home, as well as clinicians and support staff who are available 24/7, second-to-none patient care has always been the top priority for this team – and we couldn’t be more proud to have them join us.  

“We are excited about the possibilities this partnership with The Care Group has for complex medical patients,” said PHS Chief Executive Officer Cameo Zehnder. “We are now in a position to expand our mission of helping children with medical complexities achieve their best lives at home and in their communities. We look forward to continuing the great services The Care Group has been providing to the Texas community and will be working to add even more services to support this population.”   

RSVP Home Care & Pulmonary Partners  

RSVP Home Care and their adult division, Pulmonary Partners, provide specialized in-home enteral nutrition and respiratory care to patients in Kentucky and Ohio. Since opening their doors in 1999, they have been providing the best in home medical equipment and supplies to the pediatric population in both states. 

With an aligned mindset on providing care that is based on the individual needs and abilities of our patients, we look forward to being able to provide their patient population with expanded resources, education opportunities, and support.  

“We are looking forward to bringing additional resources to our population, including PHS’s in-depth education materials,” said RSVP Home Care Founder Mike Downing. “This partnership is an opportunity to strengthen and, over time, expand our services.” 

Stronger Together  

Over the next several months, The Care Group and RSVP Home Care will transition to a unified brand under the Pediatric Home Service name. As we work through the transition of partnering with these incredible companies, we do so with assurance to patient families and healthcare professionals that it will not disrupt their services, care or support in any way. Adding these locations to the existing coverage PHS has throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin means increased access to high-quality, comprehensive pediatric home care for medically complex patients and their families, and we look forward to the exciting future ahead.  

Originally published: April 20, 2020