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RMACT Nurses Share Love for Their Patients During Nurses Appreciation Week Blog Feature
Lisa Rosenthal

By: Lisa Rosenthal on May 12th, 2017

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RMACT Nurses Share Love for Their Patients During Nurses Appreciation Week

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Fertility nurses at RMA Connecticut fertility clinicThere are more than three million registered nurses in the U.S., and at RMACT, we know firsthand how essential they are to the care and services we provide to our fertility patients. Yes, nursing is a profession, but it requires so much more than what someone would give if they thought of it as simply a job. At RMACT, we are so grateful that in addition to excellent clinical care, our patients experience the boundless compassion of those working so closely with them. This week, we've been heaping extra love on our nursing team in honor of National Nurses Week, which has provided the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation and gratitude for all that they do at our practice and for our patients.

Nurses Affect Each & Every One of Us

At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, so it’s no surprise that nurses can give us a powerful lens through which to view life’s issues, including infertility and fertility treatment. But nurses rarely toot their own horn, performing their work in a quiet fashion. This week we’re shining a light on our nursing team and have invited them to voice publicly how they feel about what it means to care so deeply—especially in the case of those challenged by infertility.

"The work at RMACT is meaningful to me as a nurse because I meet patients when they are struggling to have a baby from the very beginning. Watching them navigate through the process and then leave to be discharged to their obstetrician, then subsequently deliver is so exciting as you know their life is changed forever!" —S.S.

"I enjoy helping patients pursue their dreams of having a family. I love that we have a small hand in making their dreams come true. Watching patients graduate on to their OB and come back with a beautiful baby in their arms makes it all worthwhile." —J.C.

"I know how much I love my family and children, and this inspires me to work toward the same for our patients at RMACT. It is so rewarding to help fulfill someone’s dream of becoming a parent.” —J.I.

Attributes of an RMACT Fertility Nurse

Diana D'Amelio is a physician assistant who has been with RMACT for over a decade and is often witness to the tireless efforts that our nurses devote to our patients. She shared these thoughts with us:

“The RMACT nurses are an invaluable resource. They are all intelligent, precise, hard-working, helpful and most of all, caring. They are an essential part of our practice and not one of the departments could function without them. No one gets to know our patients better! Our nurses go out of their way daily and often after hours to help, comfort and advise our patients. We are so fortunate to have such nurses of this caliber at RMACT. They are truly appreciated by all."

In the not so distant future, America will be in great need of more nurses. The best way to spur that effort is to shine the brightest light possible on the considerable effect nurses have on improving people’s lives. We are so happy to provide this window into the hearts and minds of our nursing team and to acknowledge how deeply we appreciate the extra part of themselves that RMACT’s fertility nurses share when providing care for their patients. If you’re struggling with infertility, we invite you to get to know our nurses at RMACT—and experience their excellent care and compassion for yourself. Schedule a consultation, today.


About Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.