In the early 1980s, community pharmacist John H. "Johnny" Bell owned and operated successful retail pharmacies and home medical equipment businesses in Alabama. While performing consulting services for a local hospital, he recognized that Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) was covered by Medicare as a home therapy. Realizing the advantages of home infusion over hospitalization, he began providing a number of intravenous medications to patients in the local community.
The satisfaction gained from improving the quality of life of the patients in their homes prompted him to form Vital Care Home Parenteral Services in 1986. After receiving repeated requests to become a provider, he established a clinical, marketing, and billing team that became the framework on which Vital Care built its franchise organization. With a new name and legal registration in multiple states, Vital Care Home Infusion Services achieved rapid franchise growth throughout the Southeast.
Our Coordination Center is located in Meridian, Mississippi. This facility houses our clinical services department, training center and libraries, franchise development department, case management referral center, and revenue cycle management operations.
Our company is dedicated to providing quality patient care and maintaining standards dictated by organizations such as Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA), and The Joint Commission (TJC).
Vital Care CEO
Ed Eiland, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS-ID, FASHP is the Chief Executive Officer at Vital Care Inc. which specializes in home infusion and specialty therapies.
Dr. Eiland leads Vital Care Inc. with the mission to relentlessly strive to be the premier national network of individually owned infusion providers by offering comprehensive business and clinical tools, and resources.
Vital Care is a network of locally owned and operated home infusion and specialty drug providers. Vital Care Inc. a franchisor headquartered in Mississippi supports over 70 Vital Care pharmacy locations in 24 states.
Dr. Eiland has served as president of the Alabama Society of Health-System Pharmacists and co-chair of the Programs Committee. He served on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Council on Therapeutics, and he received an ASHP Best Practices Award for his studies in Clostridium difficile infections. Dr. Eiland has published his findings and observations in The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, American Journal of Kidney Disease, Journal of Pathology, SRX Medicine, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Journal of the American Pharmacy Association, Clinical Infectious Diseases, American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, American Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Pharmacy Technology, and Pharmacy Practice News. Dr. Eiland has authored over 100 posters at various local, state, and national pharmacy and medical meetings.