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EyeSouth Partners Unveils Two Ambulatory Surgery Centers For Its Affiliates In Orlando and Chicago Areas

The cutting-edge facilities represent its 19th and 20th surgery centers within the network




(PRESS RELEASE) ATLANTA – EyeSouth Partners (“EyeSouth” or “the company”) is pleased to unveil its two latest surgery centers,Heathrow Surgery Center, and the EyeSouth Surgery Center at Oak Lawn, representing its first official Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASC) in both the Greater Orlando and Greater Chicago areas. The new centers are its 19th and 20th ASCs in the EyeSouth network overall, both of which are CMS certified.  
The network’s decision to establish the two ASCs was driven by the need for a dedicated ASC in both the Orlando and Chicago markets, allowing its affiliate practices more streamlined patient case management, efficient block time scheduling, and optimized equipment utilization.  
“Since its inception, EyeSouth has focused its mission on delivering best-in-class services and state-of-the-art facilities to empower our network of eye doctors in providing exceptional care to their patients,” stated Rex Adams, Chief Executive Officer at EyeSouth Partners. “As the demand for essential eye care services increase nationwide, we have consistently risen to the occasion, bolstering our resources and shared services. We’ve introduced not one, but two ASCs completely devoted to eyecare so our affiliate doctors can work more efficiently as their case volume increases and our patients can receive the highest quality care in an easy-to-access, local Ambulatory Service Center. We believe in investing in our local doctors’ success and our patients’ care, and these continued investments are just one of many demonstrations of that.” 
EyeSouth Surgery Center at Oak Lawn features four operating rooms and will serve three of EyeSouth Partners’ affiliate practices, specifically Chicago Eye InstituteArbor Centers for Eye Care and University Retina, bringing their exceptional surgical expertise to the forefront of eye care in the region.  
“We are excited to add an ASC to the EyeSouth network to help serve the ophthalmic care of patients in Chicago,” shared Dr. Chris Albanis, Ophthalmologist and Managing Partner at Ocular Partners (Chicago Eye Institute and Arbor Centers for Eye Care). “Through proven leadership of other ASCs nationally, we will provide high-quality, efficient care and enhance access for patients and ophthalmologists in the region. Top of mind will be providing excellent surgical outcomes transforming the lives of patients.”    
Heathrow Surgery Center, the network’s recently AAAHC certified De Novo ASC servicing EyeSouth affiliated surgeons in Orlando, encompasses two state-of-the-art operating rooms with the latest ophthalmic technology from Alcon and Zeiss, premium IOL technology and the cutting-edge devices to perform surgeries for minimally invasive endoscopic facial rejuvenation.   
“At Central Florida Eye Specialists (CFES), we strive to provide the highest quality care in an efficient and affordable manner. Heathrow Surgery Center has allowed us to bring surgical care under same umbrella as CFES, allowing us to provide seamless care,” stated Dr. Ryan T. Scruggs, Ophthalmologist/Managing Partner at Central Florida Eye Specialists and Medical Director of Heathrow Surgery Center. “In addition to constructing a brand-new facility with the latest surgical technology, we have assembled a staff that we have all worked with for over a decade.  Combining the latest technology and our highly experienced staff, we are confident that we will be able to provide the quality of care our patients deserve.” 
“In today’s eye care environment, it has become crucially important to have adequate and easy access to surgical facilities,” said Dr. Kevin Barber, Ophthalmologist at Central Florida Eye Specialists. “In addition, to deliver the highest quality patient care, building the right team of support staff and having the latest technology have become essential.  For these reasons, we are beyond excited to open our doors at Heathrow Surgery Center. This facility will set a new bar of excellence for ophthalmic patient care by offering efficient, affordable eye care delivered by caring and dedicated staff.  We look forward to Heathrow Surgery Center becoming the premier eye care ASC in Central Florida.” 
Heathrow Surgery Center is located at 942 International Pkwy, Lake Mary, FL 32746 and the EyeSouth Surgery Center at Oak Lawn is located at 6311 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. 
EyeSouth is an eye care-focused management services organization backed by Olympus Partners, committed to partnering with leading physicians to build a premier network of eye care services in the U.S. EyeSouth’s affiliate network encompasses 38 practices and over 300 doctors delivering medical and surgical eye care services across more than 180 locations. This includes 19 surgery centers strategically situated throughout Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Illinois, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 
To learn more about EyeSouth Partners and the shared services it offers its affiliates, visit  or contact Chris O’Dekirk, VP of M&A and Business Development,



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