Signature Healthcare and the Fertility Centers of New England Announce Clinical Affiliation Agreement

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New Partnership Allows Quality and Convenience for Patients Seeking Fertility Treatment

FCNE Signature Health Affiliation
This new partnership allows quality and convenience for patients seeking fertility treatment.

The Fertility Centers of New England and Signature Healthcare have a clinical affiliation agreement to deliver high-quality, personalized reproductive healthcare to patients in southeastern Massachusetts using the most advanced reproductive technologies available.

“The Fertility Centers of New England’s vision and strategy is a good fit with Signature Healthcare’s mission to deliver exceptional quality, service and compassion to our patients,” said Dr. Keith Merlin, Chief of OB/GYN at Signature Healthcare. “This mutually beneficial affiliation will provide expanded access to fertility-related care in our community.”

“We are proud to be affiliating with Signature Healthcare,” added Joseph A. Hill, MD, Fertility Centers of New England President and CEO. “As we expand in this ever changing healthcare market, our goal is to affiliate with organizations that share our philosophy of providing quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care.”

Under this agreement, Signature Healthcare will co-brand with Fertility Centers of New England to provide IVF and other fertility related services to Signature Healthcare patients. Beth Plante, MD of the Fertility Centers of New England is available to see patients at Brockton Hospital, located at 680 Centre Street Brockton Massachusetts.

“I am delighted to offer our patient-centered, fertility care to Signature Healthcare patients in Brockton,” said Dr. Plante. "This new partnership allows quality and convenience for patients seeking fertility treatment."

About Fertility Centers of New England
The Fertility Centers of New England has achieved many firsts in reproduction and is an international leader in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of infertility. We combine advanced reproductive technologies with a comforting, supportive environment to give patients the personal care they deserve. The Fertility Centers of New England has been named a Center of Excellence for IVF treatment by both OptumHealth and Aetna Healthcare.

The Fertility Centers of New England has eleven convenient locations for treatment and cycle monitoring throughout New England. We accept all insurance plans and offer a range of options for self-pay patients, including donor oocyte cycles and egg freezing. Patients interested in obtaining additional information about the Fertility Centers of New England may call 877-877-9901 or visit us at http://www.bostonfertilitycenter.com/.

About Signature Healthcare
Signature Healthcare is a multi-specialty, not for profit hospital and physician group comprised of Brockton Hospital and more than 150 physicians practicing in 11 ambulatory locations. We are one of the only not-for-profit community based healthcare delivery systems in Southeastern MA providing the full range of high quality primary care, specialty care, hospital care and related ancillary services on a coordinated basis delivered at a low cost.

Signature Healthcare is continuously recognized for the quality care patients experience when visiting with our doctors and nurses. Some of our most recent awards include being named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, receiving a national hospital safety score “A” rating by The Leapfrog Group, being noted as a Top Hospital by US News & World Report, as well as being named to the Harvard Pilgrim Hospital and Physician Group Honor Rolls. MySignatureCare.org

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