Houston-based ivA Lifetec changes name to CarePoint Partners

completing transition since acquisition in 2011

Nov 05, 2012, 08:16 ET from CarePoint Partners

CINCINNATI, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint) announced that ivA Lifetec (Lifetec) --  a healthcare company that provides home infusion and specialty infusion in conjunction with home health nursing throughout the Houston, Texas metropolitan region – will adopt the CarePoint Partners name. The name change was effective November 1st. CarePoint acquired Lifetec in January of 2011 to expand its coverage in Texas, complementing its Austin, Dallas and Texarkana locations.

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"Lifetec, operated under its own identity because of its well established reputation and relationships with providers and patients in the market," explains Dana Soper, CEO of CarePoint. "During that period they have been able to offer even more with the added resources of CarePoint and the time has come to make that known."

CarePoint Houston is an accredited home infusion pharmacy with a specialization in pediatric infusion care. Because they provide nursing services, they can render care in collaboration with the pharmacy services to further complement the continuum of care. In all, the infusion nurses administer Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Immunoglobin Therapy/IVIG, Anti-Infective/Antiviral Therapy, Inotropic Therapy, Hemophilia Treatment (Factor VIII & IX), Chemotherapy, Pain Management, Enteral Nutrition and Hydration Therapy.

About CarePoint Partners

Started in 2007, CarePoint Partners operates a network of home infusion and specialty pharmacies throughout the United States. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, CarePoint provides these services via 28 sites in 10 states including Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia. Infusion therapy involves the administration of medications and nutrients using intravenous, subcutaneous and epidural methods. Home infusion therapy allows patients to receive IV medications without the inconvenience or cost of a hospital visit.

For additional information on CarePoint, visit the company website at www.carepointpartners.com.

SOURCE CarePoint Partners