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CarePoint Partners Expands Coverage in Southeast
Date:6/15/2012

CINCINNATI, June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CarePoint Partners (CarePoint), a leading alternate-site infusion therapy and specialty pharmacy provider, announced that it has acquired Pinnacle Infusion, Inc. (Pinnacle) of Albany, Georgia. Pinnacle serves southwest Georgia and the acquisition is designed to complement the company's presence in Atlanta and its significant Florida footprint. This becomes the 16th acquisition of CarePoint in less than five years. CarePoint is one of the largest independent infusion therapy providers in the United States, serving over 6,500 patients per day at now 28 sites across ten states.

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"We are excited to have this team of professionals join CarePoint Partners. In conjunction with CarePoint's current locations in Atlanta and Jacksonville, this acquisition will allow us to bridge those markets and care for more home infusion patients is the southeast," said Dana Soper, CEO of CarePoint.  Care Point also has locations in Tampa and Miami. "This acquisition fits perfectly into our business model of being a local, trusted healthcare provider with the resources of a sophisticated national network.  We are excited about the superlative quality of care and local reputation our new team members bring to CarePoint," concluded Soper.

Pharmacist and former owner, Tony Singletary will be staying on to oversee operations in Albany. He added, "The same valued pharmacists and clinical team members our referring providers have grown to know and trust will now be able to provide a wider variety of IV therapies and better serve the community where we live and work."

Former president of Pinnacle, Walker Davis, explained that the deal was a good fit. "We were looking to grow the business, both in terms of coverage and the services we could offer. CarePoint will make that a reality. We also were most concerned about the future of our employees and we know that they will be well taken care of and have an opportunity to grow professionally." Mr. Davis will not be joining CarePoint as part of the acquisition.

This acquisition further advances the CarePoint mission of being a leading national provider of customer-focused pharmacy and related healthcare services in the home or alternate-site environment while maintaining a regional footprint.

The acquisition of Pinnacle Infusion was completed on June 12, 2012. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.

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.


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