Obstetrics and Gynecology

In Vitro Fertilization Team presented UI Physicians Clinical Award for Excellence in Quality

The In Vitro Fertilization Team was presented with the second annual University of Iowa Physicians (UIP) Clinical Award for Excellence in Quality. This award is given to an individual or team in recognition of outstanding quality of care provided to patients. Recipients will have demonstrated excellence in reportable measures of quality, benchmarked patient outcomes, or improvements in internally measured outcomes.

Based on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and compared with those of other centers in the United States, the IVF Program in the UI Center for Advanced Reproductive Care has been one of the elite programs of its kind in the nation for more than a decade. Pregnancy rates in the UI program exceed those of national averages in every age category, in some cases doubling the rates seen by other clinics throughout the country. The IVF Team also leads the nation in the percentage of elective single-embryo transfers. To achieve such outstanding results safely and over a sustained period is a reflection of an outstanding group of experienced and dedicated physicians, nurses, laboratory personnel, and support staff.