WellSpan Health and Lancaster-based Shady Grove Fertility have partnered to provide assisted reproductive therapy in southcentral Pennsylvania.
The preferred provider relationship includes fertility, donation, and surrogacy services, WellSpan Health said.
“We are excited by the partnership between WellSpan Health and Shady Grove Fertility. Together, we are able to expand the maternity and fertility services available to patients in southcentral Pennsylvania while allowing the choice to stay within our network of care,” said Dr. Anthony Aquilina, executive vice president and chief physician executive, WellSpan Health, and president, WellSpan Medical Group.
The collaboration will expand the women’s health and fertility services offered by WellSpan Fertility Care for patients who are having trouble conceiving a child, which includes:
- Preconception planning
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome program for hormonal imbalance and metabolism problems
- Reproductive surgery
- Quick access to testing including bloodwork and ultrasound
- Initial fertility consultations and treatment
Shady Grove Fertility provides advanced fertility services, including intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF), ovulation induction, gestational carrier, and donor egg, sperm, and embryo services to patients, WellSpan said.
As the largest fertility clinic in the United States, Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence, WellSpan said. They have a Donor Egg Program, are among the top five egg freezing programs in the U.S., offer a 100 percent refund guarantee options for IVF and donor egg, and have had over 100,000 babies born through their services, WellSpan said.
Working together, WellSpan and Shady Grove will collaborate regarding clinical and operational standards, explore ways to improve efficiency and efficacy of care, and look to partner in teaching services and research.
“Shady Grove and WellSpan will work together to provide cutting-edge fertility services with a seamless care experience for our shared patients,” said Dr. Melanie Ochalski, director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility for WellSpan Health. “Our joint focus will be on providing a great patient experience with ongoing commitment to excellence.”
Shady Grove Fertility has several locations in southcentral Pennsylvania and northern Maryland with plans to open another location this August.