West Chester, OH—Nov. 29, 2012—On Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, from 5 to 8 p.m., the University of Cincinnati (UC) Center for Reproductive Health (CRH) held its 22nd annual holiday reunion for families who have been assisted with pregnancy by methods such as in vitro fertilization and ovulation induction. The event took place at West Chester Hospital, in the Plaza Conference Room & Cafeteria, Level A, 7700 University Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.
This is the first time the annual event took place in West Chester, where the CRH will open a new state-of-the-art fertility center in spring 2013. The timing of the event also marks the 10-year anniversary of a UC Health physician presence in West Chester.
About 300 people—including babies, toddlers, tweens, teens and young adults conceived with the center’s assistance—were expected to attend the event, which is hosted annually by the center’s director and founder, Michael Thomas, MD.
The UC Center for Reproductive Health was established in 1988 and has been offering in vitro fertilization since 1990. The center is a division of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the only comprehensive patient care and research unit focused on women’s health in the Cincinnati area.
“This is the one event I look forward to every year. We are very proud to be a part of our patient’s lives and this reunion party allows us to say thank you to the kids and parents,” said Thomas, who also serves as the division director. Thomas is one of three infertility specialists at the center with expertise in infertility, menopause and endocrine disorders. He is joined by Julie Sroga, MD and Krystene DiPaola, MD, who serves as the medical director of the UC Center for Reproductive Health.
About UC Health
UC Health, the University of Cincinnati’s affiliated health system, includes University of Cincinnati Medical Center, ranked one of the best hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report; West Chester Hospital, one of Cincinnati’s newest hospitals and the recipient of the 2012 HealthGrades® Outstanding Patient Experience Award™, ranking it above 90 percent of hospitals nationally for patient satisfaction; Drake Center, Cincinnati’s premier provider of long-term acute care; University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati’s largest multi-specialty practice group with more than 700 board-certified clinicians and surgeons; Lindner Center of HOPE, the region’s premier mental health center; and several institutes focusing on the areas of cancer, the neurosciences, cardiovascular and diabetes. To learn more, visit UCHealth.com.
About West Chester Hospital
West Chester Hospital is a 160-bed, all-private room, hospital located in West Chester, Ohio. Utilizing the very latest in medical technology, and drawing upon the University of Cincinnati’s nearly 200 years of research and medical expertise, West Chester Hospital provides discovery-driven care in a pleasant, healing environment. The hospital is conveniently located and easily accessible from Interstate 75 at Tylersville Road. Services available include an emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, as well as a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and treatment amenities. West Chester Hospital is one of only two hospitals in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton regions to receive the 2012 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award – ranking the facility above 90% of hospitals nationwide for patient satisfaction. For more information about West Chester Hospital, please visit www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital.