Vision Innovation Partners Acquires Three Northern Maryland Eyecare Facilities

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ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Vision Innovation Partners has acquired two practice groups and a surgery center in northern Maryland, according to a recent announcement. The acquisition of Carroll Vision Center, Center for Total Eye Care and Carroll County Surgery Center further expands Vision Innovation Partners' growing network of ophthalmology practices in the Mid-Atlantic region, the announcement noted. Vision Innovation Partners, which is a portfolio company of the private equity firm Centre Partners, said the acquisitions demonstrate its “continued commitment to recruiting top-performing doctors and expanding patient access to care across its growing network of practice locations and surgery centers in the Mid-Atlantic [region].”

The firm’s footprint now includes 29 practice locations and six surgery centers across Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Centre Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the health care and consumer sectors.

"Vision Innovation Partners continues to partner with proven physicians delivering high quality outcomes, and we are excited to have found that in these practice groups," Vision Innovation Partners chief executive officer Michael Dunn said in the announcement. "Drs. Martin Weintraub, Andrew Kessler, Wayne Barber and Robert]Friedman have all been an important part of the Westminster and Eldersburg communities and bring tremendous value to our expanding platform."

Dr. Barber of Center for Total Eye Care said the practice is excited to be joining the Vision Innovation Partners family. "Vision Innovation Partners' strong reputation for clinical excellence and substantial resources will allow us to maintain our focus on delivering high quality care," he noted.

Dr. Kessler of Carroll Vision Center added, "I am delighted to join a group of outstanding clinicians with premier reputations and to benefit from the shared resources of a fully integrated ophthalmology platform."

Centre Partners seeks to partner with founders and management teams to build exceptional businesses, providing management teams with access to its unique resources, including an extended network of experienced and proven operating executives, the announcement noted.