PE-Backed Midwest Vision Partners Sets New Partnerships With Three Separate Ohio Eyecare Practices

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CHICAGO and MEDINA, Ohio—Midwest Vision Partners (MVP) has established a new partnership with Medina Vision Centre Inc. of Medina, Ohio, as well as two other new partnerships in Ohio, according to an announcement this week. The latest partnership transaction brings the Medina group that operates under the Medina Vision and Laser Centre banner into the MVP organization. This represents MVP’s seventh eyecare partnership since its launch in mid-2019 and also provides an opportunity to build upon Medina Vision Centre’s 30-year legacy of patient care established by Dr. Christine Beiling, OD and Dr. Timothy Earley, OD, according to the announcement.

The terms of the partnership transaction were not disclosed. Chicago-based MVP is backed by Alpine Investors, a San Francisco based “PeopleFirst” private equity firm focused primarily on software and services businesses.

This week's partnership announcement follows other recent partnerships MVP has made with several leading ophthalmology practices. Most recently, MVP partnered with Western Reserve Ophthalmology Associates, led by Dr. Carrie Davis, MD. Dr. Davis has leveraged her interest in patient education to expand on MVP’s practice group Cleveland Eye Clinic and its presence in Beachwood, Ohio.

In addition, MVP in September partnered with Medina Eye Associates, led by Dr. Myron Bodnar, MD. Dr. Bodnar had been in solo ophthalmology practice since 1993 and has been a welcome addition to MVP’s Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons practice by providing comprehensive medical ophthalmic care.

MVP is a “people-focused eyecare management services organization committed to partnering with leading ophthalmologists and optometrists to build the preeminent PatientFirst platform in the Midwest,” the group noted. Its new partnership with Medina Vision Centre expands its network to 42 locations across Michigan and Ohio with more than 80 physicians providing vision, medical and surgical eyecare services.

Medina Vision Centre has been providing quality eyecare to Medina County, Ohio, families since 1990. Drs. Beiling and Earley have built their practice as a place where people can receive premier comprehensive eyecare, and learn about their eyes, their eyesight, and how vision relates to their overall health.

Drs. Beiling and Earley have long-standing leadership roles within the Ohio optometric and civic communities, having served collectively on The Ohio State University College of Optometry Alumni Board, Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Medina County Achievement Center, Medina Jaycees, and United Way.

Dr. Beiling said, “Drs. Earley, [Sarah] Travaglianti and I look forward to the MVP partnership, and the added benefits it affords to continued exceptional care for our patients.”

“We are excited to partner with Medina Vision Centre to build upon their 30-year legacy of top-notch patient care,” added MVP chief executive officer Joseph Giles. “Dr. Beiling and Dr. Earley have built a tremendous culture among their staff, and we look forward to incorporating their expertise and insights as renowned leaders in the optometric community.”