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Blue Sky Vision Names New Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ophthalmology

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Blue Sky Vision Names New Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ophthalmology

Blue Sky Vision has named Zach Smith as Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ophthalmology. Smith is the successor to Bob Wolford, who served in the role for 33 years and will continue on as Senior Advisor during this transition.

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Zach Smith has been named Executive Director for Grand Rapids Ophthalmology by Blue Sky Vision. Smith is the successor to Bob Wolford, who served in the role for 33 years and will continue on as Senior Advisor during this transition.

"Zach's operational leadership experience in both the private sector and military, along with his passion for eye health, are impressive," said Surya Desiraju, Chief Operating Officer of Blue Sky Vision. "It's been a seamless transition for the team."

Most recently, Smith was the Chief Operating Officer of Evergreen Eye Center in the Seattle area, where he oversaw five locations, $17 million in revenue, and over 100 employees. Prior to that, he was an active duty Medical Service Corps officer with the US Navy for six years.

"We are fortunate to have an Executive Director of Zach's caliber," said Bill Hughson, CEO of Blue Sky Vision. "His discipline and foresight will be instrumental as we grow and support our team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at Grand Rapids Ophthalmology."

Smith completed the Master of Health Services Administration Program to earn his degree at University of Michigan and is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Spanish, having worked as a missionary in Paraguay for two years.

About Blue Sky Vision
Blue Sky Vision (MSO) is dedicated to providing world-class support to leading providers of eye care services. Blue Sky Vision was created in early 2017 through a partnership between Grand Rapids Ophthalmology and Sterling Partners. Our Purpose is to Lead the Way, Improve Sight, and Change Lives; our Vision is to be the model for unsurpassed patient experience, inspiring and empowering our team through innovation, dedication to excellence, and the creation of opportunity through growth. To date, Blue Sky Vision partners include: Vitreo-Retinal Associates, Michigan Optical, Shoreline Vision, Walker Surgical Center, Lakeshore Eye, Surgical Care Center of Michigan, and Grand Rapids Ophthalmology. If you are interested in learning more about a partnership with Blue Sky Vision, contact Dan Hosler at dhosler@blueskyvision.com or visit: blueskyvision.com

About Grand Rapids Ophthalmology
Founded in 1982, Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO) is the largest fully-integrated eye care medical group in West Michigan. GRO offers a full suite of eye care services from routine eye exams, contact lenses and glasses, to pediatrics, and the most advanced medical and surgical treatments such as LASIK, cataract, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics, including cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery. For more information, visit: seeitclear.com.

 

SOURCE Blue Sky Vision

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