CoxHealth Selects Vision Source as Preferred Eye Health Care Provider for Diabetic Eye Exams
Patient eye exams and results will be streamlined between both parties for efficient, innovative care
KINGWOOD, Texas (April 9, 2014) –Texas-based optometric alliance Vision Source announced today that its Southwest Missouri independent clinicians are joining forces with CoxHealth, a five-hospital health system to provide vision and eye care services to their patients. CoxHealth patients will have access to the numerous independent leader clinicians in the Vision Source network in the aforementioned areas.
“Vision Source is honored to provide exceptional vision and eye care services for CoxHealth,” says Vision Source President and CEO Jim Greenwood. “Working together offers patients innovative, ground-breaking, and efficient technologies in preventative eye care through our collaborative health care solutions and streamlined communications.”
CoxHealth is the only locally owned, not-for-profit health system based in Springfield, Missouri. It is accredited by The Joint Commission, distinguished as one of the nation’s top 100 health systems, recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospital, and committed to caring for the community.
“At CoxHealth, our mission is to be the regional in preventing and minimizing the effects of eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma,” says Dr. Kerry Randolph, Medical Director, Cox Regional Services and Cox HealthPlans. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best health care service to our patients.”
About Vision Source
Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of nearly 3,500 key, eye care industry influencers. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye examinations to their patients delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.
Established in 1906, the organization serves more than 900,000 people in a 25-county service area in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, offering a comprehensive array of primary and specialty care including five hospitals and more than 80 clinics in 25 communities. The health system includes Cox Medical Center South, Cox Medical Center Branson, Cox North Hospital, Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, Oxford HealthCare (the nation’s second largest hospital-based home health agency), Home Parenteral Services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation, Cox College, Cox Health Plans and more.