ViaQuest Acquires Branches of Midwest Health Services

DUBLIN, OHIO, September 27, 2021 – ViaQuest is pleased to announce the acquisition of Midwest Health Services and Midwest Innovations in certain counties and locations, including residential services in Summit, Licking, Knox, Muskingum, Guernsey and Ross counties, as well as day program services in Knox and Licking counties.

ViaQuest is a healthcare company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Founded in 1999 by CEO Rich Johnson, ViaQuest has grown from a single division in Ohio to serving individuals throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania through our disability, mental health, and hospice services divisions.

“Expanding our services is an honor that is personal for me. After finishing my service in the United States Air Force, I entered this incredible field where I was introduced to Joe Knetzer over 25 years ago,” said Rich Johnson, President and CEO of ViaQuest.  “Joe, along with his wife Kristine, have dedicated their professional lives to serving others and I am honored to continue the services they started as part of the ViaQuest family.”

At ViaQuest, we understand the unique and specialized needs of those with developmental disabilities and have built our comprehensive developmental disability services model to support individuals regardless of their situation. With this acquisition we will be able to provide some new services and areas of expertise. One of these includes ViaQuest’s Circle of Care approach, which is individualized and team-focused. We believe the best outcomes are achieved by working with the individual, their family, caregivers, county board case managers, and medical professionals to establish a comprehensive support system.

In business for over 20 years, ViaQuest is a comprehensive provider of support services to people with developmental disabilities, children and adults with mental and behavioral health care needs, and aging adults through hospice services. ViaQuest employs more than 1,900 people throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. ViaQuest has the scale and stability of a large company and ensures the commitment to local relationships found in a small company.

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About ViaQuest

ViaQuest, Inc. is a health care company that believes strongly in choice for its employees and the people it serves. Its areas of expertise include developmental disabilities, mental and behavioral health, and hospice throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. ViaQuest offers quality, highly-personalized, specialized and cost-effective care, empowering individuals to function independently and live their best possible lives. Through a wide range of innovative services referred to as ViaQuest’s Circle of Care, a skilled, dedicated staff ensures that the people served are active participants in their own care. The company is based in Dublin, Ohio. For more information, call ViaQuest at 855-289-1722 or visit

About Midwest Health Services The Midwest Family is committed to supporting people to lead the life they choose. Our mission is to create meaningful life experiences for each person in a manner that encourages enriching choices and independence to the greatest degree. We accomplish this mission by creating a family-oriented environment that supports the hopes and dreams of those we support. For more information call (330) 832-9582 or visit