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Marissa Villasenor

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Jun 03, 2015 10:06 AM

(Salt Lake City)– The University of Utah’s Center for Reproductive Medicine (UCRM) announced it has been named a Center of Excellence (COE) for its infertility program by health services leader, Optum. A COE designation is given to those medical practices combining top-quality clinical care with excellent patient support. COE networks provide members with access to high quality medical centers for infertility treatment that consistently delivers safe, evidenced-based care.

We selected Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine because it represents high standards of care in helping people manage infertility,” said Alexander lugi, M.D., Optum national medical director of infertility. “We commend UCRM for its excellence in providing this level of quality in the care of patients.

The Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine aids patients with their plans to start, or add to, a family. With more than 30 years in business, the facility offers advanced technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, including in vitro fertilization (IVF). UCRM is a national leader in infertility care, with success rates that exceed the national average.

As a Center of Excellence, UCRM will undergo annual evaluations from a group of more than 100 practicing clinical experts, ensuring that standards of success are being upheld. If practices continue to demonstrate their current excellence, UCRM will maintain its designation as a Center of Excellence.

“Designation as an Optum Center of Excellence for fertility care reflects our staff and faculty’s mission to deliver hope and provide accessible and affordable quality care and also highlights our commitment to helping build families,” said Colin Thomas, manager at UCRM. “We are grateful to receive this recognition from Optum.”

For more information about the University of Utah’s Center for Reproductive Medicine.

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