PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IntegraMed Fertility®, the largest network of fertility providers in North America, and the physicians of Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI), the largest fertility practice in Illinois and the second largest in the IntegraMed network, today announced that they have entered into an equity partnership. "After 20 years of working together to help fulfill dreams of families for thousands of patients, we could not be more thrilled to be taking our relationship with the physicians of FCI to the next level of partnership and support", said Chris Throckmorton, Chief Executive Officer of IntegraMed Fertility.
As an Equity Partner of IntegraMed, the physicians of FCI will continue to strengthen and grow FCI's practice serving patients from around the globe, and to benefit from the latest clinical and operational technology platforms that IntegraMed offers, leading to outstanding results and excellent patient experience. "We have enjoyed a strong relationship with IntegraMed Fertility over the past two decades. The physicians of FCI and their patients will now have more access to the new and updated professional services IntegraMed offers, while IntegraMed will be a strategic resource, helping FCI continue its upward trajectory as a thriving industry leader," said Dr. Chris Sipe, Medical Director and President, FCI.
IntegraMed Fertility has been helping to grow the largest fertility practices in the United States for over 30 years by providing growth capital, technology and business services and support. IntegraMed will be launching a new suite of technology tools including a new practice management system, financial portal, patient portal, and renewed version of their proprietary fertility electronic medical record (EMR) throughout 2017 and 2018. "We are excited about the opportunity to leverage IntegraMed's latest investment in technology advancements to enable us to focus on the exceptional patient care that FCI is known for globally," commented Dr. Brian Kaplan.
IntegraMed® Fertility is the leading network of fertility providers in North America. IntegraMed Fertility supports its provider network with clinical and business information systems, marketing and sales, facilities and operations management, finance and accounting, human resources, legal, risk management, quality assurance, and fertility treatment payment programs. With 28 partner practices, the IntegraMed Network accounts for over 40,000 IVF cycles annually. Over the past 15 years, IntegraMed Fertility enrolled more than 15,000 patients in Attain IVF Payment Programs, helping 80% of participants to bring home a baby. IntegraMed Fertility employs over 2000 fertility professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI) is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services for over 30 years with more than 35,000 babies born. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of nine nationally and internationally recognized physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for early to the market with state of the art technology. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatments with an emphasis on in vitro fertilization and its related applications and technologies. The practice has one of the largest Collaborative Reproduction Centers, providing treatment options for Egg Donation and Gestational Carriers. The practice has extensive experience in the continually evolving field of genetic screening of embryos, including diagnosis for single gene abnormalities. FCI has expanded their experience and technologies into the rapidly growing realm of egg freezing with a personalized paradigm of treatment for each patient throughout reproductive life. As the premier and largest fertility practice in the Midwest region, Fertility Centers of Illinois has eight physician offices serving patients in the Chicagoland region, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. Learn more by calling 877-324-4483 or visiting www.fcionline.com.
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