ORLANDO, Fla.—Ascend Vision Partners (AVP), which delivers custom business solutions for eyecare professionals, announced a partnership with Elgut Eye Care of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The partnership represents AVP’s seventh in the state of Florida. AVP is an eyecare-focused management services organization backed by Chicago Pacific Founders. Elgut Eye Care is led by the physician team of Drs. Noel Elgut and Cody Ott. The practice has served patients in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area for more than 30 years and offers a full suite of ophthalmic service.

"Through a partnership with AVP, our practice will be able to grow throughout South Florida without sacrificing the patient-first culture that we have fostered over 30 years," said Dr. Elgut. "Leveraging AVP's robust shared-service infrastructure will enable our team to focus on providing clinically-excellent care to more patients in our community."

Under the affiliation, AVP assists with a host of management services for Elgut Eye Care, including legal and regulatory compliance, payer contracting, revenue cycle management, human resources, IT, finance, marketing and more.

AVP partners with leading physicians across the southeastern U.S. to build a premier eyecare network focused on maximizing patient access to clinically-excellent care. AVP's network consists of seven practices and surgery centers across 15 locations with more than 21 ophthalmologists and optometrists providing high quality eyecare services.

Chicago Pacific Founders is a leading investment advisor that manages private funds, focusing exclusively on investments in growth companies within value-based care innovation, health care services, AI and tech enabled health care services.