The homecare business of U.S. Medical in Utah and Colorado has been purchased by Barclays Oxygen Homecare Inc., which has offices in Utah, Arizona and Colorado, according to Barclays president Stephen W. Gibson.

Patients, vehicles, equipment and some employees are included in the acquisition. Gibson said the acquisition will put Barclays near the 500 patient plateau, which he believes transforms the company from a "mom and pop" operation to a midsize company.U.S. Medical, a division of U.S. Welding, will continue to supply oxygen to the welding industry and institutional accounts.