VSP Vision Care Expands Integrated Medical Eye Care Model; Partners with Nevada’s Leading Accountable Care Organization


Rancho Cordova, Calif., January 12th, 2016 — VSP® Vision Care, the nation’s largest healthcare organization by membership, continues to expand its footprint into the ACO marketplace. Under a unique arrangement with Renown Health, the largest nonprofit local healthcare leader in Northern Nevada, VSP has extended its medical eyecare services, including Renown ACO members.

Longtime leaders in the integrated eye care arena, 45 million of VSP’s 70 million members in the United States are currently covered under its medical eye care product portfolio. Through those offerings, medical eye care services for conditions like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and macular degeneration are available from their VSP doctor. VSP’s full network of independent optometrists in Nevada will further align and support the delivery of medical eye care services by coordinating care with other health care providers.

“Through our expanded partnership, we are not only able to enhance access to medical eye care, but can also ensure closer collaboration between VSP eye doctors and other providers within Renown’s healthcare network to deliver more coordinated care to patients,” said Kate Renwick-Espinosa, President of VSP Vision Care. “As the leader in eye care, VSP is well positioned to complement Renown’s accountable care model and deliver better health outcomes for patients.”

Renown Health operates a highly respected health network comprised of two acute hospitals, one rehab hospital, 25 primary and urgent care centers. It also includes a long-term care facility, a home care agency and Hometown Health Plan, which serves more than 140,000 members


About VSP Global
VSP Global® unites industry-leading businesses to bring the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services to help people see across the globe. VSP Global businesses include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision care company with more than 75 million members and a network of 32,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and VSP Retail, delivering a memorable consumer experience through a variety of channels that meet the diverse needs of VSP customers. VSP Global businesses operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.

About Renown Health

Renown Health is a locally governed and locally owned, nonprofit integrated healthcare network serving a 17- county region comprised of northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and northeast California. Renown is one of the region’s largest private employers with a workforce of more than 5,700. It comprises three acute care hospitals, a rehabilitation hospital, skilled nursing, the area’s most comprehensive medical group and urgent care network, and the region’s largest and only locally owned not-for-profit insurance company, Hometown Health. Renown has a long tradition of being the first in the region to successfully perform leading-edge medical procedures. For more information, visit renown.org.





Jace Duval