April 7, 2021 For Immediate Release


Meridian MS, April 7, 2021 - Vital Care Infusion Services, LLC, the nation’s number one pharmacy franchise business for infusion services, announced today that Brett Dethmers has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In this new role, Dethmers will work with the Vital Care team in the areas of financial planning, reporting and forecasting, as well as supporting the revenue cycle process and information technology management to grow the Vital Care network. As a member of the senior leadership team, he will carry out the company’s mission and vision along its accelerated growth path under new investment from Linden Capital Partners.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the Vital Care team and work with such wonderful professionals who are passionate about supporting the infusion services industry and taking care of patients," said Brett Dethmers. "Vital Care has experienced significant growth over the last few years as the overall industry continues to expand and demand for infusion therapy increases, so it’s a very exciting time to join the brand. I look forward to being a valued asset to the corporate team and Vital Care’s franchise owners during this momentous period in the company’s history."

Brett Dethmers completed his undergraduate degree in business administration at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. His previous experience includes financial management roles at healthcare companies including ModernHealth, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, Kroger Prescription Plan, and SMP Pharmacy Solutions.

"We see Brett as a vital piece of our strategic partnership with Linden Capital Partners, and we look forward to his ability to bring his financial management expertise and his healthcare management mindset to the Vital Care system. He will actively provide crucial support to our existing and new franchisees for even greater success," said Ed Eiland, CEO of Vital Care. "We are encouraged about what he is doing already to continue supporting our mission and vision."

Vital Care franchised pharmacies provide infusion services such as anti-infectives, parenteral and enteral nutrition, inotropic agents, immunoglobulin, and many biologics and biosimilars, in addition to other key therapies that are able to be safely administered in the home setting and alternate sites of care. All locations comply with federal and state standards for preparation of sterile products and are also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

About Vital Care Infusion Services, LLC.

Vital Care is the number one pharmacy franchise business for infusion services. Our passion since 1986 is improving the lives of patients and healthcare professionals through locally owned franchise locations across the United States. We have over 60 franchised pharmacies across two dozen states. To learn more about Vital Care Infusion Services

About Linden Capital Partners

Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Founded in 2004, Linden is one of the country’s largest dedicated healthcare private equity firms. Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: (i) healthcare specialization, (ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and (iii) its differentiated human capital program. Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare. Since its founding, Linden has invested more than $2 billion in healthcare companies and has raised nearly $3 billion of commitments, augmented by capital provided by the firm’s limited partners for larger transactions. For more information, please visit www.lindenllc.com.