DALLAS, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epic Health Services Inc., a portfolio company of Webster Capital and Dallas-based provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental, enteral and respiratory services, announced today CEO Chris Roussos was honored as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 for the Southwest in the health category.
Now in its 30th year, this prestigious award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate a commitment to excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Roussos was selected by an independent judging panel—made up of previous award recipients, leading CEOs and other regional business leaders—and winners were announced at a special gala event on June 25, 2016, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
"I'm fortunate to even be considered among such an impressive group of entrepreneurs," Roussos said. "This is an award for the whole company, because without our strong management team and 17,000 dedicated employees that enable us to deliver exceptional patient care, I wouldn't be receiving it."
Since becoming CEO of Epic in 2014, Roussos has brought unprecedented growth to the company, successfully positioning Epic as the sole nationwide provider of a complete post-acute continuum of care for pediatric patients through organic growth and an aggressive acquisition strategy. In less than two years, the company has completed 10 acquisitions and now operates in 17 states. Under Roussos' leadership, Epic has experienced transformative innovation in all areas, from revenue cycle management and IT solutions to clinical education programs and culture.
"What we've accomplished so far is just the beginning," Roussos said. "I'm privileged to lead this company and to serve our patients and their families every day. Their lives are in our hands, and we will not fail them."
As a regional award winner, Roussos has been invited to attend EY's Strategic Growth Forum, an invitation-only CEO event that brings together more than 2,000 of the country's top executives, entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and other business leaders. Additionally, Roussos is now eligible for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 National Program. Winners will be announced at the Entrepreneur of the Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 19—the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum.
About Epic Health Services
Epic Health Services was founded in 2001 and has since become the leading national provider of pediatric skilled nursing, therapy, developmental services, and home medical solutions, including enteral nutrition, respiratory, pharmacy, and medical supplies. Epic also provides a spectrum of adult home health care services including skilled nursing, therapy, personal care, behavioral health nursing, enteral nutrition, and medical supplies. In 2015, the Epic Team, which is 17,000 strong today, served over 46,000 patients—helping patients to thrive, not merely survive. Success in health care requires the delivery of exceptional care that meets the needs of patients, families, payers, regulatory agencies, and society. By maintaining a focus on quality care, extraordinary customer service, and compliance, Epic continues to grow its pediatric continuum of care to serve even more patients across the United States. For further information, please visit www.epichealthservices.com.
About Webster Capital
Founded in 2003, Webster Capital is a private equity partnership which helps companies unlock their potential. Webster focuses on branded consumer and healthcare services companies with EBITDA between $3 million to $15 million. Webster Capital provides equity financing, expertise, and a broad contact network for management buyouts and growth capital. At present, Webster has $600 million under management and is currently investing Fund III, a $400 million fund raised in 2014. For additional information on Webster Capital, please visit www.webstercapital.com.
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