HCPro, Inc. Acquires EPSCO

Press Releases, July 21, 2003

Industry leader expands in providing nurse aide training materials

July 16 2003-MARBLEHEAD, MA-HCPro, Inc., ( www.hcpro.com) a leading provider of integrated information, education and consulting products and services in the vital areas of healthcare regulation and compliance, has acquired the assets of Yarmouth Port, MA-based Educational Planning Services Corporation (EPSCO). The principals involved are Jessica and Robert Terrill of EPSCO and Bruce Guzowski, CEO of HCPro, Inc. EPSCO was represented in the transaction by Whitestone Communications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"Acquiring EPSCO's outstanding publications allows HCPro to expand into the nursing assistant training market and offer more resources for staff trainers. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our aggressive growth objectives for the healthcare training market," stated Bruce Guzowski, President and CEO of HCPro, Inc.

EPSCO published training materials and manuals used by nurses, aides, and nurse managers in nursing homes, hospitals, and home healthcare agencies. The primary title published by EPSCO is Program Plans, Nursing Basic Series, founded in 1979 and a recognized leader in the industry. Program Plans, Nursing Basic Series is a monthly newsletter for staff trainers to help with nursing assistant training. Melanie Roberts, currently the editor of several of HCPro's monthly and weekly newsletters, has been named editor.

"EPSCO's goal for the past twenty-five years has been to provide quality training materials for healthcare organizations. HCPro's experience in the healthcare field assures that this quality service will continue," said Jessica Terrill, President of EPSCO.

About HCPro, Inc. (www.hcpro.com)
Located in Marblehead, MA, HCPro, Inc. meets the specialized information, advisory, and education needs of the healthcare industry by providing need-to-know information products to the healthcare industry in a variety of formats and media, including newsletters, books, videos, audio conferences, and online courses. In addition, the Company provides seminars and consulting services through The Greeley Company ("TGC") division.

HCPro's target audience for its products and services includes administrators, managers and senior medical staff at hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices and other healthcare facilities. HCPro has distinguished itself by concentrating on the regulatory and compliance areas of healthcare. HCPro focuses on providing its clients assistance and expertise in the areas of accreditation, medical staff affairs, credentialing, privileging, medical record management, regulatory compliance, patient safety and workplace safety. With over 15 years of operating history and experience meeting the information needs of tens of thousands of healthcare professionals HCPro, Inc., is acknowledged as an award-winning industry authority in healthcare regulation and compliance.