Shelby Weaver Named To 40 Under 40 Class Of 2023


Shelby Weaver

Great Lakes Surgery Center

What Does Your Company/Organization Do?
Great Lakes Surgery Center is an ambulatory surgery center that provides world class outpatient surgical quality, premier patient care experience, and an outstanding work environment for staff and surgeons, for all of southwest Michigan and northwest Indiana.


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Administrator and Director of Nursing
Great Lakes Surgery Center Interim Executive Administrator
Great Lakes Eye Care Helped build and establish the construction and startup of southwest Michigan’s leading free standing surgical facility in 2016.
CNOR – certified nurse operating room
CASC – certified administrator surgery center
COVID safety officer

What else do you hope to accomplish by the age of 40?
Continue building for the future and working with our team of doctors and staff at GLSC and GLEC. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be in the leadership position I am today. Spend time with my family and friends. Investing time into raising and loving my kids. Visit all 50 states (only 4 to go!)

2017 – CNOR certification
2015- CASC certification
2012 – Chamberlain College of Nursing – BSN
2008 – Lake Michigan College – RN
2005 – Lakeshore High

What Town Do You Reside In?
Baroda, Michigan

Where were you born?
Toledo, Ohio

What was your first job?
babysitting and farming

Best advice you ever got?
“Listen more than you speak.”

Who inspires you most?
People around me that push through against all odds. The little and big acts of kindness others give. People who do the hard things. Hard work and grit, teamwork, faith, and hope.

That one thing about you we’d be most surprised to learn.
I played college soccer

What do you love to do in your downtime?
Spend time with family and friends, read, travel, soccer, beach and Lake Michigan life, being outdoors.

What book are you reading now?
“Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning”

Volunteer activity you love the most.
Surgical assisting with Vision Outreach International semi annual mission trips abroad.

What motivates you to give back to your community?
Helping others and paying if forward.

What Superpower would you most love to have? (for example, the ability to fly or to be invisible, or incredible strength, etc)
Teleportation. I never feel like there are enough hours in the day for a working mom!

What would you like to leave behind as your legacy once you are gone?
Strong, caring, loving sons. Building a team that is so strong, you don’t know who the boss is. A system for caring for the blind.

What does the  honor of being named to the 40 Under 40 most mean to you?
I am honored to be considered a part of this group of men and women being recognized this year. I am fortunate to work in a community that has made a huge impact on who I am as a person and live in a community that cares so much about each of its members. This honor is reflective of the great team that I am blessed to be a part of.