Dealflow | July 22, 2021

Achieve Partners acquires Optimum Healthcare IT to fill healthcare labor gaps

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, July 22 – Florida-based Optimum Healthcare IT provides staffing and consulting services to 150 hospital systems in the U.S. Achieve Partners acquired the company to build a job training and apprenticeship program to provide talent for healthcare’s accelerating digital shift.

The deal is the first from Achieve’s newly-closed Putting America Back to Work Fund. Achieve’s investment thesis is to reinvigorate apprenticeships to boost American workers’ economic mobility.

The fund will acquire businesses offering worker training and experience in industries facing a skills shortage, like healthcare and IT.

“Building a more equitable, resilient economy depends on recognizing that education is a means and not an end,” said Achieve’s Aanand Radia. “It’s about not just learning, but the translation of learning experiences into economic outcomes.”