Reproductive Medicine Center Named Nursing Center of Excellence




NEWTON, Mass. (July, 2014)  –  The Partners Reproductive Medicine Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been recognized as a Nursing Center of Excellence by the Executive Board of the Nurses Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Newton-Wellesley’s reproductive medicine service is the first in Massachusetts to be designated as a Nursing Center of Excellence and only one of 14 centers in the United States.

“This most recent achievement underscores our nurses’ dedication to their profession and deep commitment to provide the best possible care to our patients,” said Susan Duffy Smith, MBA, RN, Interim Chief Nursing Officer for Patient Care Services, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “In a community setting, we are able to bring a personalized approach to care while giving patients access to top specialists in reproductive endocrinology.”

In order to be considered for this distinction, at least 50 percent of a center’s registered nurses/nurse practitioners must successfully complete the ASRM Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Nurse Certificate Course. The certificate course included specialized training in the latest advances in infertility treatment, genetics, pharmacology, and management of early pregnancies.

The Partners Reproductive Medicine Center is a unique collaboration between three members of the Partners HealthCare System: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. It brings the world-renowned expertise of two of the most successful reproductive medicine centers in the country to Newton-Wellesley, where couples can receive infertility specialty care in a unit that provides the utmost privacy, comfort and convenience. The Center offers educational programs in advanced reproductive technologies, including classes in preparation for the use of injectable medications, intrauterine inseminations and in vitro fertilization.

“Our mission is to provide lifelong educational opportunities for reproductive endocrine and infertility nurses that will lead to improvement of fertility nursing care,” said ASRM Nurses Professional Group Chairman Jeanette Rodriguez Tomasino MS, RNC, MNN.

For more information about the Partners Reproductive Medicine Center at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, call 617.243.5200 or visit

Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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