OL Reign Announces Multi-Year Partnership with SRM
March 2023 – As the club’s official fertility partner, Seattle Reproductive Medicine will support OL Reign players by providing them with future fertility planning options, allowing them to continue their careers as professional soccer players with confidence. As part of this process, SRM will equip the players with expert fertility care and educational resources.
SRM is certified by ASRM as a Nursing Center of Excellence
February 2023 – We are excited and honored to announce that SRM is certified by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine as a Nursing Center of Excellence. This designation is achieved through extensive ASRM coursework and by a commitment to ongoing education within this constantly developing field. We are proud of our nurses for taking the time to study and become certified so they can provide the highest level of care and constantly serve as a patient advocate.
SRM is recognized as an Adopter of the Patient Financial Communications Best Practices®
October 2022 – To achieve this recognition by Healthcare Financial Management Association, SRM demonstrated ways in which compassion, patient advocacy, and an emphasis on patient education are part of all interactions we have with our patients. Our financial assistance policies are also made available to the community. In addition, we take steps to ensure that patient privacy is respected and that all financial conversations are conducted in a way that is sensitive to our patient’s needs. All staff who engage in patient financial discussions receive annual training in customer service.
Here’s How AI is Helping Make Babies by Revolutionizing IVF – Forbes article
June 2022 – Special contribution by Dr. Gerard Letterie – “I’m confident that AI can help streamline the decisions to augment clinical decision-making,” claims Dr. Letterie. For example, sophisticated convolutional neural network-based image analytics can aid embryologists’ in interpreting the images to improve outcomes.
Seattle Magazine “Top Doctors 2022”
June 2022 – We are proud to announce that seven of our doctors made the Top Doctors 2022: Reproductive Endocrinology list! Congratulations to Dr. Cho, Dr. Criniti, Dr. Davis, Dr. Dudley, Dr. Klein, Dr. Lin and Dr. Thyer.
SRM is a 2022 MAP Award Winner
June 2022 – Through determination and hard work, SRM was recognized and awarded the MAP Award.The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) MAP Award recognizes providers that have excelled in meeting industry-standard revenue cycle benchmarks (MAP Keys®), implemented the patient-centered recommendations and best practices embodied in HFMA’s Healthcare Dollars & Sense® initiatives, focused their efforts on improving price transparency and achieved outstanding patient satisfaction. Award recipients are acknowledged as industry leaders and share proven strategies with their colleagues.
SRM Launces First Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation Program in Pacific Northwest
June 2022 – We are working with Seattle Children’s to provide ovarian tissue freezing for patients undergoing treatment for cancer and other conditions that can cause infertility.
Seattle Magazine “Top Doctors 2018″
April 2018 | Two of SRM’s physicians made the Top Doctors 2018: Reproductive Endocrinology published by Seattle Magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Janet Kennedy and Dr. Nancy Klein! They are two of the four physicians chosen for this category and we are very proud!
Take 5: Michelle Li shares personal journey with infertility
April 2018 | During National Infertility Awareness Week, King 5/Take 5’s Michelle Li shares her struggle with infertility and how it has now come to a close – she’s pregnant! Her video brings awareness to the fertility community and highlights her journey with SRM.
Seattle Met “Top Doctors” 2017
Aug. 2017 | Five of SRM’s physicians and two of SRM’s Nurse Practitioners made the Top Doctors list for 2017 published by Seattle Met magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Nichole Barker, Dr. Amy R. Criniti, Dr. Lynn B. Davis, Dr. Paul Dudley and Dr. Nancy Klein! Extra congratulations to Ruby Booras, ARNP and Tamara Tobias, ARNP! What an amazingly talented group of health care providers. We are very proud!
Seattle Reproductive Surgery Center Achieves AAAHC Accreditation
July 2017 | The Seattle Reproductive Surgery Center has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) for the fourth time. AAAHC accreditation means that a health care organization meets or exceeds nationally-recognized standards for quality of care and patient safety. We believe our patients deserve the best. When you see our certificate of accreditation, you will know that AAAHC, an independent, not-for-profit organization, has closely examined our facility and procedures and recognized SRM as an organization that strives to provide the highest level of care possible. Going through the accreditation process challenges us to find better ways to serve our patients, and it is a constant reminder that our responsibility is to strive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide.
What You Should Know About Your Fertility
May 2017 | Dr. Brenda Houmard contributes to Spokane CDA May issue, “If you struggle to concieve, a fertility evaluation is a good first step. Many couples are surprised to discover that infertility affects both men and women equally.”
2017 Footsteps for Fertility 5K Walk Scheduled for April 22nd
April 2017 | Seattle to launch National Infertility Awareness Week with new race giving grants for fertility treatment. Local registration is now open for the first grant-giving Footsteps for Fertility 5k in Western Washington, taking place Saturday morning, April 22 at Seward Park.
How Seattle Became a Center for Infertility Support
April 2017 | From Seattle Weekly – Tamara Tobias is mother to twin boys via in vitro fertilization (IVF) and one adopted daughter. She is also a nurse practitioner at Seattle Reproductive Medicine, where she guides aspiring parents through what can be a very difficult process. “I’ve been there, I’ve lived it, I understand the journey,” she says.
Seattle Fertility Doctor Says Twins Are Trending, and That’s Risky
March 2017 | From Komo News – “I think our goal is healthy mom, healthy baby, healthy family. In vast majority of cases I think we can do better with single embryo transfer. It’s important to reduce the number of twins as much as we can.”, says Dr. Amy Criniti.
Seattle Magazine “Top Doctors” 2017
March 2017 | Three of SRM’s physicians made the Top Doctors list for 2017 published by Seattle magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Janet Kennedy, Dr. Nancy Klein and Dr. Angela Thyer!
Spokane CDA Living “Best Doctors” 2016-2017
March, 2017 | Brenda S. Houmard, MD, PhD from SRM Spokane made the Top Doctors list for 2016-2017 published by Spokane CDA Living magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Houmard!
Fertility Book Event – Fertility Authors Panel at University Bookstore
November, 2016 | Fertility Book Event – Fertility Authors Panel – SRM’s Tamara Tobias, RN will be at the Seattle University Bookstore Nov. 16, 2016 talking about and signing her book– Fertility Walk: A Fertility Nurse’s Guide Along Your Journey! Three other authors will also speak about their books on fertility.
A Journey Through Infertility
May, 2016 | SRM Spokane’s Dr. Brenda S. Houmard contributed to an article in the May issue of Spokane CDA magazine. “With skill, compassion, and experience, OBGYNs and infertility specialists work together to make the dream of a pregnancy and a beautiful baby a reality.”
Spokane CDA Living “Best Doctors” 2015-2016
March, 2016 | Brenda S. Houmard, MD, PhD from SRM Spokane made the Top Doctors list for 2015-2016 published by Spokane CDA Living magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Houmard!
SRM Announces 50% Discount on IVF Services for Injured Veterans
November, 2015 | Dr. Gerard Letterie spoke with the Northwest Guardian at Joint Base Lewis-McChord about SRM’s new “Service to Veterans” program, a discount on IVF services for qualifying veterans with injuries sustained during military service.
Cancer and Fertility Preservation
Oct. 2015 | Dr. Brenda Houmard, who practices at the Spokane clinic, wrote an article about fertility preservation options for cancer patients that was published in the October 2015 issue of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. Patients who are about to undergo cancer treatment need to know they have options for preserving their fertility.
Cover Fertility Services
Sept. 2, 2015 | Dr. Brenda Houmard and her colleague Dr. Tom Fisher at the Spokane clinic wrote a letter to the editor of the Spokesman-Review that advocated for expanding health insurance coverage to include infertility treatment. SRM’s physicians and staff feel strongly that all patients struggling with infertility should have coverage that ensures access to treatment.
Seattle Met “Top Doctors” 2015
Aug. 4, 2015 | Four of SRM’s physicians made the Top Doctors list for 2015 published by Seattle Met magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Amy R. Criniti, Dr. Lynn B. Davis, Dr. Paul Dudley and Dr. Nancy Klein!
Aug. 1, 2015 | SRM’s Spokane clinic and its physicians were spotlighted in an article published in the August 2015 issue of the Pacific Northwest Inlander’s bimonthly magazine, InHealth. We appreciate that our patient Alicia McNamara spoke to the magazine about her personal journey overcoming infertility.
Seattle Magazine “Top Docs” 2015
July 1, 2015 | Two of SRM’s physicians made the Top Doctors list for 2015 published by Seattle magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Amy R. Criniti and Dr. Paul Dudley!
Dr. Tom Fisher and Family Profile
June 21, 2015 | The Spokane Spokesman-Review published an article on Father’s Day about our own Dr. Tom Fisher, his wife, Lisa, and their family’s personal journey with IVF treatment, which has brought them three wonderful children. We appreciate that our patient Morgan Brooks also spoke to the newspaper.
SRM Largest Clinic on the West Coast to be Recognized as a Center of Nursing Excellence
June 2015 | Our team of highly skilled nurse coordinators share a passion for their profession and is committed to the care of our patients. As of January 2015, SRM became the largest clinic on the west coast to be recognized as a Center of Nursing Excellence.
Q&A About Male Infertility
June 1, 2015 | Dr. Tom Fisher at the Spokane clinic wrote an article answering common questions about male infertility that was published in the June 2015 issue of Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. Many people are surprised to learn that infertility is attributed to the male partner up to 40 percent of the time.
10 Common Myths about Fertility
May 15, 2015 | Dr. Brenda Houmard at the Spokane clinic wrote a byline about ten of the most common myths about infertility, which was published in the May/June 2015 issue of Spokane Woman. Dr. Houmard countered each of the 10 myths with facts – something our doctors and staff do every day with our patients.
Think about Freezing Your Eggs
March 25, 2015 | Popular Seattle radio personality Rachel Belle interviewed Dr. Angela Thyer in Seattle about egg freezing for a story that aired on March 24 and 25 on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Thank you to our patient Kelcey Grimm for speaking to KIRO about her experience with egg freezing and IVF.
The Science behind Egg Modification
Feb. 4, 2015 | Dr. Lynn Davis in Seattle appeared in a segment on KING 5 News to talk about recent news that the United Kingdom approved three-parent embryos. She explained the process and who will benefit from the technology.
Spokane Fertility Clinic Finds Strong Demand
Jan. 15, 2015 | The Spokane Journal of Business published a story about SRM’s newest clinic, which opened in Spokane Valley in October 2013. Reporter Kim Crompton interviewed Dr. Brenda Houmard, who helped launch the clinic.