Mercy, Reed Vision enter partnership, unveil new vision centerWritten by Michael Stainbrook | | email@example.com
Two local health care providers have partnered to bring streamlined vision care into focus.
Mercy Health Partners and Reed Vision announced their partnership at the Aug. 24 unveiling of the Mercy Eye Center, located at 5085 Monroe St. in Toledo.
Dr. Stephen Reed, who founded Reed Vision in 1991, will serve as president and CEO of Mercy Eye Center. Reed Vision will be renamed Reed Vision by Mercy and work with Mercy Health Partners to provide continued vision care to Mercy patients.
“It’s a unique and progressive partnership between two strong area health care organizations,” said Andrea Price, Mercy’s president and CEO. “For our patients this represents an exciting new model of health care delivery that will provideboth … the expertise of Mercy as well as Reed Vision.”
Reed said the partnership would allow Mercy patients easier access to eye care. Likewise, he said Reed Vision patients would have easier access to treatment for health problems that might be detected through an eye exam.
“The bottom line is Mercy is going to be saving more lives and more vision,” he said.
Mercy Eye Center features multiple exam rooms in addition to areas for imaging and laser treatment. The center has four operating rooms and a recovery room to serve patients before and after an operation.
Physicians specializing in eye care will serve their residency period at the new center. The operating rooms have video feeds and viewing screens to educate resident physicians about surgical procedures.
“It serves as the training center for resident physicians here in this area, in Toledo, and across the nation,” Reed said. “It is a significant step for all the residents in this area because of the fact that Mercy, in its commitment to holistic approach to medicine, has brought eye care into its system.”
Mercy Eye Center is located near Reed Vision’s Talmadge Road office. Reed Vision also has offices on Hawley Street in Toledo, Navarre Avenue in Oregon, and North Monroe Street in Monroe, Mich.