“At Shady Grove Fertility, we do something that’s easy to believe in. Our organization has always been dedicated to providing the best possible work environment, and not just in our Baltimore region but throughout our entire practice,” says Marianne Kreiner, director of human resources at Shady Grove Fertility, upon receiving notification of Shady Grove Fertility’s recognition as one of the “Best Places to Work 2015” by Baltimore Magazine.
Kreiner adds, “We recognize the value of employee feedback in making decisions, addressing challenges, and improving patient care. We give employees a voice within the organization, regardless of level or title, to make suggestions about how the practice can continue to advance and improve.” As part of this employee growth initiative, Shady Grove Fertility continually invests in the ongoing educational endeavors of its employees in order to bring the latest technology and business advancements to the practice to ultimately benefit our patients.
Giving Back to the Community
In addition to a work environment that provides a strong desire to succeed and help our patients, magazine editors recognized Shady Grove Fertility’s generosity in giving back to families struggling to pay for fertility treatment through its alliance with the Tinina Q. Cade Foundation. Shady Grove Fertility also works throughout the year to raise awareness in the infertility community, working with RESOLVE and participating in National Infertility Awareness Week.
Continued Growth and Opportunity
In the past year, Shady Grove Fertility also recognized a growing demand for increased access to patient care. In response to this need, we opened a new satellite office in Hagerstown, MD, as well as hired 150 new employees, including three new female reproductive endocrinologists: Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D., who practices in the Bala Cynwyd, PA, office; Shruti Malik, M.D., who practices in the Fair Oaks, VA, office; and Kate Devine, M.D., who practices in the K Street and Sibley locations in Washington, DC.
“We realize that people have a choice in where they seek care and we never take that for granted. Our continued growth reinforces our core values, which are to deliver truly personalized care. In spite of our size, we are humbled to hear patients say over and again, they never felt lost or devalued or like a number. They always feel respected,” remarks Eugene Katz, M.D., who sees patients in the Towson and Bel Air, MD locations.
Staying True to Our Values
“We have never lost sight of why we are all here. Our patients depend on us. They trust us. Patients in our care can be reassured that we have some of the best minds in reproductive medicine working collaboratively to help them realize their dreams of a family,” adds Mark Segal, chief executive officer of Shady Grove Fertility.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of working for Shady Grove Fertility is the number of employees who are former patients. Of the close to 700 employees currently on staff, many once came through its doors seeking compassionate, medical expertise to build their own families. “This unique perspective and connection gives a large number of our employees a deeply personal commitment to their work, to their patients, and to each other. Many on our staff are intimately familiar with the trials and triumphs our patients go through every day, and their level of compassion as a result is unmatched,” says Kathy Bugge, RNC, clinical education supervisor, who has been with the practice for 23 years.
If you would like to receive more information about fertility treatment or if you would like to schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist, please speak with one of our New Patient Liaisons at 877-971-7755.