Jamie Hughes, the former General Manager of the Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) has been named Senior Vice President in addition to retaining his responsibilities as General Manager. Hughes brings a wealth of experience in the eye care field, having worked as Director of Optical Services for Oregon Eye Specialists, as Operations Director for OHSU/Casey Eye Institute, and as International Operations Director for Gimbel Eye Center, which was the first ophthalmic care practice in Canada to perform laser vision correction, refractive lens exchange, and implantable corrective lens procedures.
“Jamie has been running PECAA and doing an amazing job,” said Scott Filion, newly-appointed CEO of Rev360, PECAA’s parent company. “He’s built a great team, and he has taken a lot of initiative on his own,” he explained. “Jamie’s a leader with a tremendous amount of experience in the industry, and he’s bringing great value to PECAA members.”
As for his new role, Hughes said that while his day-to-day won’t change much, he’s looking forward to having a more synergistic relationship with the three divisions of Rev360: RevolutionEHR (electronic healthcare records), PECAA, and Visionary Partners, an innovative partnership between Rev360 and eye care practitioners to sustain and grow independent eye care practices. “There’s a ton of opportunity there to serve our mutual customers, the doctors. When we’re serving doctors well, we’re allowing them to take better care of their patients.”
Hughes, who is originally from Canada, holds a B.Comm. in Accounting from the University of Calgary and an MBA in Finance from Portland State University. Hughes is an avid hiker and endurance runner. He and his family spend as much time as they can in the stunning outdoors of Portland, Oregon, where they live, but he’ll happily stay inside now and then to watch his favorite hockey team, the Calgary Flames, take the ice.
Hughes looks forward to adding more and more value to PECAA’s offerings. “We believe that communities in America are better served by a strong optometric profession,” he said. “And they are always better served when the independent optometrist is thriving. That’s where PECAA can have a huge impact.” Jamie can be reached via email at email@example.com.