Chris R. Stark Joins EyeCare Services Partners as Vice President, Managed Care

DALLAS--()--EyeCare Services Partners (ESP), the national leader in integrated eye care services, announced today that Chris R. Stark recently joined the Company as Vice President, Managed Care. Mr. Stark is responsible for the firm’s contractual relationships with payors and provider enrollment/credentialing.

Mr. Stark comes to ESP with nearly 20 years of experience in healthcare contracting and provider network development. He was previously Vice President, Contracting and Network Development for Methodist Health System in Dallas, where he led payor contracting and related functions for an integrated health system that included hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, imaging centers, and a 600-physician ACO. At Centene’s Nebraska Total Care affiliate he was Vice President, Network Development and Contracting and led a team that built a new statewide network. Prior to that he was Director, Network Management for Aetna’s Nebraska statewide Medicaid network. He also previously held provider network management roles at UnitedHealthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

“We welcome Chris to our team,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Executive Chairman. “ESP’s high quality practices, convenient locations, and relevance in key markets mean we have a lot to offer our patients and payor partners. We look forward to Chris’s contributions as we continue to grow.”

“This is an important role for our emerging organization,” said George Neal, Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome Chris to our team, he brings a lot of energy and in-depth knowledge of networks and payors.”

“ESP is a clear leader in integrated eye care services,” said Mr. Stark. “It is an exciting time to be here and I am pleased to be part of the team.”

Mr. Stark has a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Virginia Campus, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University.


ESP continues to build the nation’s leading integrated eye care services company by consolidating high quality, market-leading ophthalmic and optometric practices and their affiliated ambulatory surgery centers. With more than 200 providers and approximately 100 practice and surgery center locations in seven states and the District of Columbia, ESP supports outstanding care and quality outcomes with a comprehensive array of best-in-class technology, processes, and managerial infrastructure.

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