Great Lakes Management Services Acquires Walker Surgical Center in Michigan


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Great Lakes Management Services Organization (MSO) has announced the addition of Walker Surgical Center to its growing commitment to providing patients unsurpassed surgical care, the company said. Walker Surgical Center began in 2007 and employs 40 full- and part-time staff. There are three operating rooms where nearly 5,000 surgical procedures are performed every year by the 23 surgeons who utilize the facility, including seven ophthalmic surgeons who perform procedures such as oculoplastics, eye muscle and glaucoma surgery; and one credentialed specialist performing vein surgery.

“The quality of the surgical care and the outstanding customer service provided at Walker Surgical Center were the key things that made us want to pursue partnership,” said Bill Hughson, CEO of Great Lakes MSO. “Outpatient surgical centers offer many benefits to patients, including convenience, accessibility, and quality of care.”

Walker Surgical Center is fully accredited by both AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and fully licensed by the state of Michigan. Walker Surgical Center serves pediatrics and adults with eye, plastic, hand, and upper and lower extremity surgical procedures.

Sterling Partners
 formed Great Lakes Management Services Organization (MSO) in February 2017 as a practice management services organization. Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) partnered with the MSO to pursue growth opportunities, evolve clinical capabilities to better serve its patients, and to form strategic partnerships within industries related to eyecare. GRO offers a full suite of eyecare services from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to the most advanced medical and surgical treatments. GRO employs the largest number of eyecare specialists and professionals in the region: 11 ophthalmologists, 19 optometrists, and 40 certified opticians. GRO has a total of 400 employees at 12 locations throughout West Michigan, as VMail has reported.