Joel Day.

ST. LOUIS—EyeCare Partners, a provider of clinically integrated eyecare, has announced that Joel Day has been named executive vice president, finance, and will take the chief financial officer role with the company, effective June 1, 2024. He will have responsibility for the strategic planning, implementation and management of all EyeCare Partners finance activities, including accounting, business planning, budgeting, forecasting, revenue cycle management (RCM) and procurement. Day will succeed Bob Gold, who has shared his intent to depart the organization, effective May 31.

“Joel brings to EyeCare Partners three decades of deep, meaningful experience in health care across all finance functions at companies both in public and private settings,” said Chris Throckmorton, who took the helm as chief executive officer in January. “His proven track record, insights and leadership will be instrumental as we navigate toward the next phase of growth of our company, helping patients see their absolute best for life across the full spectrum of eyecare.”

Throckmorton added, “We are grateful for Bob’s contributions, playing a critical role in driving finance and RCM improvements, as well as in our recent refinancing transactions that have further strengthened our financial position. We wish Bob all the best and appreciate his commitment to support the CFO role transition.”

Throughout his career, Day has partnered with private equity and significant external stakeholders covering operational improvements, capital structure, transactions and audit, according to the announcement. He has also played key roles in execution and integration of acquisitions and de novo development projects, driving significant top-line and earnings growth. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at health care services company Kindred Healthcare, LLC, which had $3.5 billion in revenue, 70 long-term acute care hospitals and 25 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.

EyeCare Partners’ national network includes more than 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists, according to the announcement. The network includes more than 700 ECP-affiliated practice locations that provide services that span the eyecare continuum in 18 states and 30 markets.