Eye Health America (EHA) has appointed Cathleen McCabe, MD, as its chief medical officer. As the newest member of EHA’s executive leadership team, Dr. McCabe will be responsible for the development, implementation, and continuation of best practices across EHA’s group practices and ambulatory surgery centers, including The Eye Associates, Clemson Eye, and Piedmont Surgery Center.
“EHA exists to provide best-in-class, full-service eye care to patients—and to do this we invest in technology, process improvement and talent,” Rod Roeser, CEO of Eye Health America, said in a company news release. “We trust that with her background in clinical excellence and innovation, Dr. McCabe will have a positive impact on not only our patients’ lives, but also those of our staff. We are thrilled to have her on board.”
EHA partners with eye care practices and ASCs across the Southeast U.S. to help them deliver superior eye care. As they grow in number of locations and services offered, practices and ASCs can focus on delivering best-in-practice eye care, while EHA provides financial support, management and administrative resources and business insights. Member practices offer a wide range of eye care from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to medical ophthalmology and surgery such as cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, pediatrics and oculoplastics.
“Patient need for high-quality eye care is growing rapidly, but the availability of practice locations, services and offerings are not keeping pace to match this demand,” said Dr. McCabe. “EHA is taking an innovative approach to solving this problem by bringing the right people and the right practices together.”
“I am honored to serve as chief medical officer of EHA and will make it my mission to ensure that all of our practices are continually growing, learning and applying the most innovative and cutting-edge approaches,” McCabe said.
Dr. McCabe has been an ophthalmologist and partner at The Eye Associates of Manatee for 8 years and specializes in cataract and refractive surgery. The Eye Associates of Manatee joined Eye Health America on March 5, 2018. Before her time at The Eye Associates, Dr. McCabe was a cataract and refractive surgeon at Midwest Eye Consultants in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for more than 10 years.
Dr. McCabe holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from the Florida Institute of Technology, participated in graduate work in Zoology at the University of Florida, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and completed a residency in Ophthalmology at the at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Health System. She has also served in many leadership positions, including board positions for the American College of Eye Surgeons since 2016, the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society (OOSS) since 2014 and is currently the vice-president of OOSS.