A history of success
For nearly 40 years, Option Care has been shaping the home infusion services industry with leadership, responsive innovation, and integrated partnerships.
Before home or alternate site infusion therapy became a healthcare option, patients needing intravenous care for nutrition or therapies for other acute or chronic conditions required hospital care. To be treated, patients had to undergo long infusion sessions at the hospital on a weekly or even daily basis. This practice was highly expensive, impacted patients’ quality of life, and was an impersonal way to administer care. In 1979, two pioneering pharmacists saw an opportunity to make a difference. It all began with the intent to change a single patient’s life.
Option Care grows to a nearly national footprint with franchise operations in 42 states. The new decade brings changes to the United States healthcare industry and Option Care. Market forces have a strong impact with new competition, extended health insurance markets, and the shift of health cost controls. Option Care emerges as a public company with diverse capabilities to meet these new challenges.
Becoming one of the largest providers of home infusion services by 2003, Option Care receives a key accreditation partner, further elevating its offerings to patients, physicians, and payers. Later, Option Care becomes part of The Walgreens Company®, one of the country’s largest pharmacies, further expanding its offerings, market standing, and United States footprint.
Newly independent, Option Care returns to its roots under the original Option Care brand name. Led by John Rademacher, Option Care singularly focuses on its core business and accelerates its investment and efforts to reshape the future of the home infusion services it once pioneered. In a sign of things to come, Option Care delivers industry-first innovations and technologies.
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