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Vivere Continues Strong Growth Trajectory with Launching New Fertility Practice and IVF Laboratory in Tennessee

 

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Nashville location, set to open in early 2016, will provide Tennessee patients access to some of the highest success rates in the country through Vivere’s proven clinical outcomes

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 16, 2015) – Vivere, a fertility management and equity partner, will soon begin construction on Tennessee Fertility Institute (TFI), a fertility practice and in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory to be located just south of Nashville in the Franklin area.

 

Slated to open in early 2016, TFI will offer comprehensive reproductive healthcare services, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), elective egg freezing, access to donors and surrogates and fertility preservation services for oncology patients. The 6,000-square-foot-Institute will feature an on-site fertility clinic, as well as innovative technology with a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory.

 

“As a Nashville-based company, we are delighted to establish Tennessee Fertility Institute and bring our life-changing fertility services to the Nashville area,” said Debbie James, Vivere president and CEO. “The Nashville metro area is an important, strategic location for us, and we look forward to bringing advanced fertility treatment options to patients in this rapidly-growing area.”

 

Medical Director for TFI will be Donna Session, M.D., Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Division Director for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

 

Prior to joining Vanderbilt, Session served as Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Allegheny College and earned her medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1986. Session completed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital, followed by a fellowship at Columbia University, where she was a Sloane Scholar.

 

“Working with Vivere allows us to provide patients with world-class fertility care in a facility that is both technologically advanced and highly patient-focused,” Session said. “We will be able to produce superior clinical outcomes and exceptional patient experiences for patients throughout Tennessee.”

 

The new Nashville location further enhances Vivere’s growth trajectory.  The company has been consistently honored for its growth, including recognition as one of the 20 Fastest Growing Private Companies by the Nashville Business Journal in 2015. In just the last three years, Vivere has increased overall revenue by 91% through organic growth by developing partnerships with forward-thinking physicians, as well as building and managing de novo practices, IVF laboratories and ambulatory surgery centers. Vivere is leveraging overall growth in the fertility industry, which, according to a 2014 Allied Market Research report, is projected to reach $21.6 billion in 2020.

By | October 16th, 2015|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Continues Strong Growth Trajectory with Launching New Fertility Practice and IVF Laboratory in Tennessee

Vivere Expands Growing National Footprint with Kentucky Fertility Institute

PrintVivere, a leading fertility management and equity partner, announced today the beginning of construction on Kentucky Fertility Institute (KFI), the company’s first fertility practice and in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory in the state.

“Our company is on a very positive trajectory with new business on the horizon in everything from existing large practices to de novo businesses such as Louisville. As part of our overarching plan, we identified metropolitan areas in the country that are underserved for those who would benefit from infertility treatment. Louisville is a strategic market for us and we found great physician partners that are forward-thinking and patient focused,” says Vivere President and Chief Executive Officer Debbie James.

Louisville-based reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist Robert Hunter, MD, who will serve as the medical director of Kentucky Fertility Institute stated, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Vivere. They have an impressive track record of growing businesses and providing high quality clinical expertise to support the physician’s vision. We look forward to a long, successful relationship.”

Kentucky Fertility Institute will be a multi-provider center offering comprehensive reproductive healthcare services including in vitro fertilization, elective egg freezing, donors and surrogates, and fertility preservation for oncology patients. On course to open later this year, KFI will be located in an upscale mixed-use development in northeast Louisville. The 6,600 square foot facility features five examination rooms, two procedure rooms, and a state-of-the-art IVF laboratory.

Vivere has established a noteworthy history of developing fertility practices in a highly competitive and dynamic market segment. In just the last three years, Vivere has more than tripled in revenue. Vivere’s impressive growth – with annual revenues now more than $100 million – led the Nashville Business Journal to name Vivere the Fastest Growing Private Company in Middle Tennessee last year.

By | August 12th, 2015|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Expands Growing National Footprint with Kentucky Fertility Institute

Debbie James Appointment to Nashville Health Care Council Board

IMG_7364Congratulations to Vivere President and CEO Debbie James on her three-year appointment to the prestigious Nashville Healthcare Council Board of Directors! Led by a premier association of healthcare industry leaders, the board’s mission is to further establish Nashville’s position as the nation’s health care industry capital.

Nashville Health Care Council Announces Additions to Board of Directors

 

 

By | July 23rd, 2015|Local News|Comments Off on Debbie James Appointment to Nashville Health Care Council Board

Vivere Named Top 25 Fastest Growing Private Company

Vivere was recently named one of the 25 Fastest-Growing Private Companies by the Nashville Business Journal for 2015!  

In 2014, Vivere was awarded the distinction of the #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company due to our growth of successful physician-centered partnerships. https://lnkd.in/bF8qfF5

By | July 20th, 2015|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere Named Top 25 Fastest Growing Private Company

NBJ 100’s 25 Fastest-Growing Private Companies: Vivere Health

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Published in the Nashville Business Journal
Sep 26, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Vivere Health LLC has proven success within the fertility industry in growing successful physician-centered partnerships through reproductive endocrinology and infertility physician practices, multispecialty ambulatory surgery centers, state-of-the-art fertility laboratories and national pharmacies.

How are you different from your competitors? Our products and services are built on the foundation of shared ownership that drives mutually aligned incentives. Vivere brings clinical, quality and financial value to every joint venture with our physician partners. Each joint venture is customized to best fit the individual physician and market needs.

If your company were an imaginary car, what would it be called? Torque.

What is a risk, if not addressed, that can prevent companies from growing quickly? Being staffed at the right level with high caliber professionals to support client commitments.

Where is the line between growing and growing too quickly? The fine line is making sure you are staying true to the vision and strategy of the company and being able to follow through on commitments to clients.

What needs to happen for you to maintain this pace of growth? First and foremost it is to continue to deliver clinical, quality and financial value to our current physician partners.

What phrase do you absolutely not want to hear in your office? “That can’t be done.”

Please list ways your company has grown in the past three years. 1. In 2011, Vivere had three facilities (one ambulatory surgery center and two fertility laboratories). Today we have: four ambulatory surgery centers, six fertility laboratories, one reproductive endocrinology and infertility practice [and a] national pharmacy. 2. 91 new positions have been created.

By the numbers
$90 M: 2013 revenue
373.7%: Revenue growth from 2010 to 2013
69: Rank on NBJ 100 list of companies based on revenue
118: Number of employees

By | September 26th, 2014|Local News|Comments Off on NBJ 100’s 25 Fastest-Growing Private Companies: Vivere Health

Vivere-Winter Park Partners with Local Businesses to Help Couples Increase Fertility with Some “Fun-Shui”

Fertility Center Hosts First-Ever Fertility Fun Shui On Thursday, July 24 

ORLANDO, FL  – Gone are the days when alternative medicine was considered to be “hip” or just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Today, more and more doctors are combining modern technology with holistic medicine to combat a variety of conditions from migraines to menstrual cramps. Just as alternative treatments such acupuncture and massage have helped those ailments, doctors are also finding that they may even give fertility a nudge.

However, it can be challenging to navigate the many available resources aimed at improving fertility. That’s why Vivere-Winter Park Fertility Laboratory is hosting a first-of-its-kind event for women and couples hoping to conceive – Fertility Fun Shui – on Thursday, July 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Mezz, 100 S. Eola Drive in Thornton Park.

“Feng shui” is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging your environment so that energy or “chi” flows gently through your home or business environment. In this way your space feels goodand supports what you want out of life—whether it’s improved health, new romance or financial success. Fertility “Fun Shui,” a play on words, is being held to help couples achieve “good fortune” when it comes to growing their families.

The free event will showcase Orlando businesses that offer resources to those who want to increase their odds of having a baby. Fertility Fun Shui will feature complimentary services such as massage therapy, acupuncture and fertility yoga as well as breakout sessions by Mark Trolice, M.D., medical director of Fertility CARE in Winter Park.

Board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Trolice offers patients hope in the form of advanced reproductive techniques including in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is passionate about helping his patients modulate stress and cultivate balance in life while trying to conceive.

“Too often, women have been told to ‘just relax’ and it will happen,” Dr. Trolice said. “Not only have friends and family offered this advice but, unfortunately, for generations many women have been subject to this suggestion by their physicians.”

According to Dr. Trolice, recent clinical studies indicate there is a link between stress and infertility. “Whether stress significantly increases infertility will certainly be debated for several years to come,” he said. “However, we do know that fertility treatments can cause stress and impact quality of life. Anything we can do to modulate stress while trying to conceive can’t hurt and may, in fact, help.”

To register for Fertility Fun Shui, visit www.orlandofertility.net.

By | July 22nd, 2014|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere-Winter Park Partners with Local Businesses to Help Couples Increase Fertility with Some “Fun-Shui”

Vivere-Winter Park Partners with Local Businesses to Help Couples Increase Fertility with Some “Fun-Shui”

Fertility Center Hosts First-Ever Fertility Fun Shui On Thursday, July 24 

ORLANDO, FL  – Gone are the days when alternative medicine was considered to be “hip” or just a bunch of hocus-pocus. Today, more and more doctors are combining modern technology with holistic medicine to combat a variety of conditions from migraines to menstrual cramps. Just as alternative treatments such acupuncture and massage have helped those ailments, doctors are also finding that they may even give fertility a nudge.

However, it can be challenging to navigate the many available resources aimed at improving fertility. That’s why Vivere-Winter Park Fertility Laboratory is hosting a first-of-its-kind event for women and couples hoping to conceive – Fertility Fun Shui – on Thursday, July 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Mezz, 100 S. Eola Drive in Thornton Park.

“Feng shui” is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging your environment so that energy or “chi” flows gently through your home or business environment. In this way your space feels goodand supports what you want out of life—whether it’s improved health, new romance or financial success. Fertility “Fun Shui,” a play on words, is being held to help couples achieve “good fortune” when it comes to growing their families.

The free event will showcase Orlando businesses that offer resources to those who want to increase their odds of having a baby. Fertility Fun Shui will feature complimentary services such as massage therapy, acupuncture and fertility yoga as well as breakout sessions by Mark Trolice, M.D., medical director of Fertility CARE in Winter Park.

Board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, Dr. Trolice offers patients hope in the form of advanced reproductive techniques including in vitro fertilization (IVF). He is passionate about helping his patients modulate stress and cultivate balance in life while trying to conceive.

“Too often, women have been told to ‘just relax’ and it will happen,” Dr. Trolice said. “Not only have friends and family offered this advice but, unfortunately, for generations many women have been subject to this suggestion by their physicians.”

According to Dr. Trolice, recent clinical studies indicate there is a link between stress and infertility. “Whether stress significantly increases infertility will certainly be debated for several years to come,” he said. “However, we do know that fertility treatments can cause stress and impact quality of life. Anything we can do to modulate stress while trying to conceive can’t hurt and may, in fact, help.”

To register for Fertility Fun Shui, visit www.orlandofertility.net.

By | July 22nd, 2014|Local News|Comments Off on Vivere-Winter Park Partners with Local Businesses to Help Couples Increase Fertility with Some “Fun-Shui”

Simple test helps women check for fertility

 

DALLAS — Parenthood had never been priority for 38-year-old Tracy Freeny.

“I never thought that I would be a mommy,” she said, proudly admitting to being a career woman who never heard that biological clock ticking… until she got married and couldn’t conceive.

“Our families were like, ‘You haven’t given this man a baby yet?'” Freeny said. “It was like the elephant in the room when we were going through it.”

A Scottish study found that women had lost 90 percent of their eggs by the time they were 30 years old; 97 percent were gone by the age of 40.

Freeny was advised by her gynecologist to get a simple blood test that checks for AMH, or anti-Müllerian hormone, a hormone produced by the ovarian follicles that contain unfertilized eggs.

“It’s a hormone test that can tell you a patient’s egg supply,” says Dr. Noel Peng, a reproductive endocrinologist at Medical City Dallas Hospital. “It can’t tell you exactly how many eggs are left, but it can tell you if there is an adequate or inadequate supply.”

Peng said the test has been around for a number of years, but more recent studies are proving its value when it comes to determining fertility. The test does not determine the quality of the remaining eggs, but the more eggs available, the more likely there are quality eggs among them.

The information women receive from the results can help them make important reproductive decisions.

“If they’re not in a situation to get pregnant quickly, they may choose to have their eggs frozen for future use,” Peng said.

On the flip side, the test can also help women who are ready to become pregnant attempt fertility treatments.

Peng advised Tracy Freeny that she had a very low egg supply and should try artificial insemination. “The clock was about to stop, so we had to move forward,” she said.

Peyton Noel (not coincidentally named after Dr. Noel Peng) was born 16 months ago, much to her parents’ delight.

The AMH test costs under $100 and can be covered by insurance. Peng recommends that women who haven’t had children by the age of 35 get the test to help them determine their possible future fertility.

 

Credit: WFAA by JANET ST. JAMES

 

By | July 8th, 2014|Local News|Comments Off on Simple test helps women check for fertility

Scientific Advisory Board Of Vivere Health Awards $15,000 To Support Continuing Education, Announces Availability Of Additional $45,000

SABThe Scientific Advisory Board of Vivere Health, LLC has awarded $15,000 in grants to reproductive endocrinology and infertility academic fellows as part of the 2014 MidwestReproductive Symposium International “Southbound Train” grant. This grant provides financial support for registration, travel arrangements and hotel accommodations during the symposium June 19-21 in Chicago, Ill.

In addition, the board today announced the availability of $45,000 in two separate grants pools to support research reflective of the mission and goals of the board, and to assist fellows traveling to the 2014 American Society of Reproductive Medicine annual meeting. The two pools of grants include:

  • three research grants of $10,000 each for reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellows whose research goals reflect the mission and goals of the board;
  • and 10 grants of $1,500 each to support registration, travel and hotel accommodations at the ASRM annual meeting Oct. 18-22 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

“The field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility is both limitlessly rewarding and timelessly challenging,” said Daniel Williams, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas and chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board. “We appreciate the commitment these fellows show to our specialty and are excited to be able to provide financial support for robust educational opportunities like these.”

The board is a five-member group of independent, fertility and reproductive health experts. These clinical advisors are nationally distinguished specialists dedicated to shaping the future of women’s health and reproductive medicine. The group’s founding sponsor is Vivere Health, LLC, the leading expert in the nation for building, maintaining and enhancing multi-specialty ambulatory surgery centers and fertility laboratories providing comprehensive reproductive health.

The board provides financial support, oversees medical research and sponsors scientific education to advance fertility care and meet the long-term reproductive health needs of physicians and patients nationwide.  The goals of the board include:

  • advocating for clinical effectiveness and safety of infertility treatments, products and services;
  • promoting the use of industry quality controls, clinical standards and best practices;
  • promoting research related to the field of REI;
  • and highlighting educational opportunities around the field of REI.

For more information or to apply for these grants, visit www.viverehealth.com/scientificadvisoryboard and choose “Grants.” Online application submissions for research grants will be accepted through June 30 and online ASRM grant submissions will be accepted through May 31.

By | April 21st, 2014|Local News|Comments Off on Scientific Advisory Board Of Vivere Health Awards $15,000 To Support Continuing Education, Announces Availability Of Additional $45,000