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EyeCare Partners Announces Joel Day as New Chief Financial Officer

EyeCare Partners Announces Joel Day as New Chief Financial Officer

Effective June 1, Day Will Lead Finance Organization Across Activities Including Accounting, Business Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Revenue Cycle Management and Procurement

ST. LOUIS–EyeCare Partners, the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care, announced that Joel Day has been named Executive Vice President – Finance and will take the Chief Financial Officer role, effective June 1.

Joel DayHe will lead and 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. Both will work closely together to ensure business continuity and a smooth transition.

“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, Chief Executive Officer. “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 eye care.”

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. He has also played key roles in execution and integration of acquisitions and de novo development projects, driving significant top-line and earnings growth.

“I’m honored to join the EyeCare Partners team at a time when the organization is focused on execution of strategic growth initiatives, as well as driving innovation and collaboration to elevate eye care,” said Day. “Our Finance organization has tremendous opportunity to support the next chapter of sustainable growth for EyeCare Partners as we work to further deliver value for our patients, team members, unitholders and additional stakeholders.”

Most recently, Day 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. He played a key role in the sale and split of the company as well as the creation of the resulting hospital company, Scion Healthcare. Before the CFO role at Kindred, he also served as Controller, CFO for the Skilled Nursing Division and Enterprise Operational CFO – Operations. There, he also held roles of increasing responsibility for 30 years including Director roles across government reimbursement, enterprise development and acquisitions, and enterprise budget and planning.

Day holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University.

About EyeCare Partners

EyeCare Partners is the nation’s leading provider of clinically integrated eye care. Our national network of over 300 ophthalmologists and 700 optometrists provides a lifetime of care to our patients with a mission to enhance vision, advance eye care and improve lives. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, over 700 ECP-affiliated practice locations provide services that span the eye care continuum in 18 states and 30 markets. For more information, visit www.eyecare-partners.com and follow us on LinkedIn.


Rhonda Sciarra
Senior Director, Corporate Communications, EyeCare Partners