EyeSouth Partners has announced that it has completed an affiliation with Midwest Eye Center (MWEC), representing EyeSouth’s first in the states of Ohio and Kentucky.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Midwest Eye Center is led by Drs. Mark Cepela, Jean Noll, Faiz Khaja, Saif Jaweed, Matthew Dykhuizen, and Daniel Love, and functions with 28 total providers including 20 ophthalmologists and 8 medical optometrists. In total, MWEC employs approximately 250 support staff across 19 clinical locations and 2 ambulatory surgery centers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Through its dense clinical footprint, MWEC provides primary eye care in addition to retina, glaucoma, cornea, oculoplastic and pediatric subspecialty care to many underserved areas throughout Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky.
EyeSouth is an eye care-focused management services organization backed by Shore Capital Partners. EyeSouth’s affiliate network consists of 21 practices with 185+ doctors providing medical and surgical eye care services at approximately 105 locations including 12 surgery centers throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio, and Kentucky.
Dr. Mark Cepela, Managing Partner of MWEC, commented on the partnership, “After an exhaustive search, we selected EyeSouth as the best partner for the next phase of growth and are very excited for the future. We are completely aligned with EyeSouth in upholding the Midwest Eye Center standard of care we have built over more than 30 years while supplementing our operations with best-in-class management to further enhance that standard of care and accelerate our growth.”
“Despite a continually challenging environment, EyeSouth remains committed to targeted geographic expansion with high-quality practices. The doctor and administrative leadership of Midwest Eye Center is top-notch, and we are excited for what we can achieve together,” said Dr. Eugene Gabianelli, MD, Chief Medical Officer of EyeSouth Partners. “It is an honor to welcome this group of doctors and staff to the EyeSouth network.”