Vision Source and Arkansas Health Group Announce New Relationship

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KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source has entered into a relationship with Arkansas Health Group, a Baptist Health affiliate, to provide eye health and vision services to their patient base.

Arkansas Health Group, a division of Baptist Health, is a physician group practice designed to better position physicians for health care delivery of the future. As the first organization of its kind in the state, the vision for Arkansas Health Group is to offer cost-effective, quality care and superior clinical outcomes through physician governance, with support of the state's largest health care system. As part of the Baptist Health integrated health care network of care, Arkansas Health Group offers a foundation of financial, technical and professional support for its physician partners including well-staffed and equipped clinics that promote excellent patient care.

“As health care systems evolve from the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model, to one where high performing networks of clinicians collaborate in a seamless manner, the Vision Source network of independent optometrists is becoming an important part of the solution,” said Jim Greenwood, president and CEO of Vision Source. “We are very excited about teaming with Arkansas Health Group’s 48 doctors at 19 locations, as they collaborate with our network of 49 locations and 68 clinicians in Arkansas. Together, we will provide cost-effective care, disease detection and management as we will proactively and successfully manage the health issues that crossover between general practitioners and optometrists,” he said.

“Joining forces with Vision Source allows us to offer an innovative approach to collaborative care as we make it more accessible to our growing patient base,” added Will Rusher, CEO of Arkansas Health Group. “The Vision Source network of optometric clinicians are some of the most prestigious and innovative in the country and at Arkansas Health Group, this relationship will enable us to further enhance the high-quality, comprehensive care that every patient deserves.”