Pacific Pulmonary Services, a San Francisco-based provider of home respiratory therapy services, has opened a new customer care center in Lexington.
The center is expected to create 200 full-time positions. Pacific Pulmonary Services is the nation’s largest privately held provider of home oxygen, respiratory medications and sleep apnea equipment and services. The company, which operates more than 100 patient care centers in 15 states, hired the Site Selection Group consulting firm to identify the community most suitable for its next location.
Pacific Pulmonary CFO Chad Martin said the firm conducted a national search for a location that would provide a “supportive community, high labor quality and great growth opportunities.”
Lexington, said Martin, “exceeded our expectations.” The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has granted preliminary approval for Pacific Pulmonary to receive tax benefits up to $2.5 million under the Kentucky Jobs Development Act, an incentive program designed to attract and expand technology- and service-oriented industries to the state.