Health systems doubling down on ramping up their fertility services

March 25, 2024 | by magnews24.com

Tia had also previously announced a partnership with CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system that has more than 1,000 care sites and 140 hospitals in 23 states, to provide its care model, staffing and technology infrastructure, while CommonSpirit connected Tia to patients, health plan partners, and hospital and specialty care access. It also  announced a deal in 2022 with UCSF Health to open 10 clinics in the Bay Area; UCSF includes approximately 18,000 staff and physicians, maintains 1,290 beds, admits 41,000 patients and has over 2.5 million outpatient visits yearly.

Mount Sinai West, a a full-service, 505-bed medical center, partnered with Oula, a company that says it’s “redesigning maternity care from the ground up” by offering pregnancy care from prenatal, to delivery, to postnatal support, including virtual classes and visits, in 2021. This meant Oula patients would be able to deliver their babies at Mount Sinai, while also receiving full access to hospital resources and specialists they may need, all while remaining under the care of Oula’s medical team for non-surgical births.

In 2023, the two organizations expanded their relationship after reaching 1,000 babies delivered, including a third clinic set to open later this year, along with expanded clinical services, additional service lines, and a deeper clinical and financial integration. 

Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center with over 300 locations, teamed up with Maven Clinic, a virtual clinic for women’s and family health, typically partners with employers to offer its services, with include programs around various aspects of women’s healthcare such as preconception, egg freezing, IVF, adoption, surrogacy, pregnancy, returning to work and pediatrics, as well as programs for partners of people going through pregnancy or IVF. 

Through this agreement, Maven corporate partners and their members gained access to dedicated support, including appointment scheduling, enhanced care coordination, financial counseling and other support services offered by Cleveland Clinic Fertility Center. 

In 2022, Mayo Clinic, which is made up of 16 hospitals and 44 multispecialty clinics that serve more than 600,000 patients each year, announced a collaboration with in Turtle Health, a company that operates a virtual fertility counseling clinic in order to expand access to at-home gynecology care to women across the country. As per the partnership, Turtle Health’s consults formed part of a new home-based gynecology clinic service called gynecology@home.

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