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Baystate Reproductive Medicine Practice to Transition Fertility Services to Boston IVF

December 08, 2023

Boston IVF in Springfield:
Baystate Health Medical Office Building
2 Medical Center Drive, STE 301
Springfield, MA 01107
Main number: 413-707-0590
Fax: 413-707-0716

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Baystate Health announced today it will be adopting a new operational model of care for the Baystate Reproductive Medicine Program through a collaboration with Boston IVF. Baystate will transition certain fertility services to a new Boston IVF practice located at Baystate Health.

This decision was made with careful consideration and will allow reproductive fertility services to remain in western Massachusetts while offering patients access to state-of-the-art, personalized care. By keeping the program in the area, Baystate Health is ensuring the continuity of care for valued patients, maintaining access for future patients, and allowing the program to reach its potential.

“We are committed to our patients and supporting their desire to grow their family by assisting with the best possible reproductive outcome,” said Mark Keroack, MD, MPH, President & Chief Executive Officer, Baystate Health. “We are now taking that commitment further through a model which will allow these services to keep pace with the speed of medicine and which was developed with our patients’ needs and best interests in mind.”

“The enduring legacy of Boston IVF's leadership and Baystate Reproductive Medicine's unwavering dedication to patient care in western Massachusetts will forge unparalleled possibilities for our patients,” said Michael Alper, MD, Medical Director and President, Boston IVF. “Together, we are committed to delivering top-tier care and pioneering solutions to help individuals realize their parenthood aspirations.”

As the only fertility program in western Massachusetts, Baystate Reproductive Medicine has provided a critical service to the community, and those who wish to expand their family, for over 35 years. This transition brings with it the opportunity to modernize and invest in the practice in a way that enhances care for patients.

“As the specialty of reproductive medicine evolves and as new medical information is continuously emerging, we believe Boston IVF will provide Baystate’s patients and clinicians with greater access to scientific expertise and advanced breakthroughs in fertility care,” said Andrew W. Artenstein, MD, Chief Physician Executive and Chief Academic Officer, Baystate Health, and President, Baystate Medical Practices.

The transition is anticipated to occur on or about December 1, 2023, at which time Boston IVF will operate a fertility practice in Suite 301 of Baystate’s Medical Office Building at 2 Medical Center Drive in Springfield, MA. Specialized fertility procedures will be provided at the Boston IVF location in Waltham, MA. Additional information will be available to Baystate patients regarding the transition of services to Boston IVF through patient-direct communications.

About Baystate Health

Baystate Health is a not-for-profit, integrated healthcare system serving over 800,000 people throughout western New England. Baystate Health is the largest healthcare organization in western Massachusetts. With roots dating to the founding of Springfield Hospital in 1883, Baystate Health has been providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare in the Pioneer Valley for more than 140 years. Its mission is to improve the health of the people in its communities every day, with quality and compassion. With a focus on quality, safety, value, and experience, Baystate is not only a keystone of the region, it is a national leader in healthcare.

About Boston IVF

Boston IVF is one of the largest and most experienced fertility networks in the United States, with more than 150,000 babies born since 1986. A renowned innovator of reproductive technologies, advanced protocols, and cutting-edge research, Boston IVF has achieved numerous “firsts” in the field of reproductive care, including the first IVF/ICSI pregnancy, the first donor egg pregnancy and the first pregnancy to result from frozen eggs in New England.

Their scientific and research arm continues to pave the way for breakthroughs in fertility care while our accredited REI Fellowship Program has graduated more than 30 reproductive endocrinologists as part of our mission to train the next generation of fertility experts.

The Boston IVF network currently includes 37 reproductive endocrinologists and 500 employees across 11 full-service IVF centers and over 30 satellites in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, and Utah. They have affiliations with numerous academic institutions and healthcare systems including Harvard University, Tufts University, Boston University, Dartmouth, Upstate University, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Maine Medical Center, and the Women’s Hospital in Indiana.