Covenant Physician Partners Completes Partnership with Texas Eye Care Network

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. & CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas—Signaling its evolution from an ambulatory surgery center company to a physician services organization, Covenant Surgical Partners has rebranded to Covenant Physician Partners, officials announced today. In addition, the company announced it has completed its partnership with Texas Eye Care Network. Backed by KKR, a global investment firm and health services investor, Covenant is a growing national network of leading physician practices across the outpatient care continuum through more than 60 physician partnerships spanning 19 states.

With an annual growth rate of 20 percent over the last five years, Covenant has experienced a tremendous increase to their national footprint and is poised for even further expansion. Through the company’s business and operations acumen and clinical expertise, physician partners can optimize patient care and grow thriving practices in today’s competitive health care environment.

“With more than 10 years of successful partnerships with physicians in ambulatory surgery centers, we saw a need for a new model,” said Lew Little, president and CEO of Covenant Physician Partners, formerly known as Covenant Surgery Partners. “As a physician services organization, Covenant partners with physicians in a more comprehensive way to understand the needs and opportunities of their practices—not just surgery centers—and then builds a broad array of services to fuel growth while also advancing clinical excellence. This integrated model is now reflected in our name, and we’re excited for this next chapter in our company’s history.”

Texas Eye Care Network is a leading eyecare center serving Corpus Christi and surrounding areas. The team at Texas Eye Care Network provides medical and surgical eyecare including cataract and refractive surgery. This partnership also includes the Texas Precision Surgery Center, a state-of-the-art multispecialty surgery center offering ophthalmology, orthopedics, pain management, podiatry, oculoplastic and facial plastic surgery, and general surgery. The Texas Eye Care Network and Texas Precision Surgery Center were founded by Dr. Christopher Majka, who will remain involved in the future of the practice, the company said.

The partnership with Texas Eye Care Network reflects Covenant’s growing footprint and expanded model, the announcement said, noting that Covenant and Texas Eye Care Network will combine strengths to increase access and further strengthen quality. “Together with Covenant, we’re able to better position ourselves for the future and support the growing needs of the South Texas community by combining the strengths of our high-quality local team with the resources a national organization can provide,” said Dr. Majka. “Covenant’s business and operational acumen were definite attractions, but their commitment to creating an organization founded on empathy, service and quality care to our patients was how we knew this was the right partner.”

Covenant Physician Partners said it is positioned for growth through the addition of more strategic partnerships with leading, forward-thinking physicians who want their practices to thrive, grow and exceed patient expectations. “Covenant’s integrated model mirrors the changing needs of physicians across the country,” said Max Lin, KKR Partner and Covenant Physician Partners’ board chairman. “We are proud to support the type of innovation and approach that leads to physician-led practices that are growing and thriving in a complex landscape.”