EyeSouth Partners announced that Rex Adams has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer. EyeSouth is a leading network of affiliated medical and surgical specialty eye care practices in Georgia and the broader Southeast, formed by Shore Capital Partners, a lower middle market healthcare private equity firm.
Mr. Adams will work closely with the senior leadership team and physician partners to provide strategic guidance and operating expertise to the company’s practice network in support of a patient-first culture, while also pursuing organic growth and affiliation opportunities to expand patient access.
Mr. Adams was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Payspan, the nation’s leading provider of health care reimbursement and payment automation utilized by over 700 health plans and over 1,000,000 health care providers. During his tenure as CEO of Payspan, Mr. Adams was named a 2017 CEO Award winner by CEO Today magazine as well as a 2017 CEO Award recipient by Finance Monthly. Mr. Adams previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), the largest pediatric hospital system in the United States. Under Mr. Adams’ guidance, CHOA earned the distinctions of Fortune’s Top 100 Places to Work and US News and World Report’s Top Hospital in 10 specialties. Prior to CHOA, Mr. Adams served as Chief Operating Officer of CareCentrix, a benefits management company providing home-based healthcare services to nearly 17 million patients.
Gino Gabianelli, Chief Medical Officer of EyeSouth Partners, stated, “As we continue to grow our network to serve more patients in the Southeast, we are committed to supporting our physicians with additional leadership and operational expertise. Rex shares our vision for providing the highest quality clinical care and advancing our medical mission as we expand our affiliate network, and his leadership experience and cultural fit are a great match for our best-in-class clinical team.”
“I am thrilled and honored to join such a patient-focused, high-quality care organization as EyeSouth. I am excited to work with the EyeSouth team and our affiliated practices to deliver the highest quality medical and surgical eye care and a superb patient experience while also strengthening relationships with our clinical partners in the eye care community,” said Mr. Adams.
In 2017, EyeSouth added Jason Shafer as Chief Financial Officer and Charlie Shreve as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy to the senior management team, as well as other shared services hires as the company has continued to expand across Georgia and the Southeast. Scott Bullock continues in his role as President of EyeSouth’s Anterior Division while Paul Lucas remains President of the Posterior Division.
EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 30 doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at 20 locations throughout Georgia.