RMACT Team Celebrates Opening New Office & Lab
Yesterday afternoon, Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) celebrated the opening of the new office in Norwalk. Only, it wasn’t RMACT, it was us. The RMACT team. And to break it down further, it was all individual people.
Building Families, It's What We Do
Our three partners in the practice described how RMACT got here, to this space and time. Starting with Medical Director, Dr. Mark Leondires, who had to pause several times, to take a deep breath, in retelling the journey he’s made in the 12 years since coming to Norwalk. What it took to end up in this beautifully patient focused new space and new era.
Dr. Joshua Hurwitz spoke eloquently, discussing our commitment to Norwalk, to community and always, first to our patients. Mayor of Norwalk, Harry Rilling made the time to come and cut the shiny new, red ribbon, officially opening our new space. He commended RMACT on building the office, staying in Norwalk and most of all, for building families. What could be more important than our families?
Our Commitment to Fertility Care
Dr. Spencer Richlin reminded us, with specifics of how RMACT’s brand new IVF lab is different, what we have done to ensure that each patient is given the best chance of becoming pregnant and that we will continue to advance in scientific and medical while keeping the patient, as a human being, firmly in mind. IFW, Integrated Fertility and Wellness Program, including acupuncture, licensed experienced therapists, nutrition, Fertile Yoga, peer support groups, PathtoFertility Blog and more were credited as well with supporting patients through the often difficult process of fertility treatment.
RMACT Doesn’t Have Staff – We Have a Team
On tours of our beautiful, new, carefully planned out space, the patient was first of our considerations. In looking though, it was apparent how carefully RMACT members were also entered into the equation. Team members have a space to work in that is comfortable, efficient, beautiful and even luxurious. This new space is a pleasure to work in, a pleasure to enter and so our jobs are easier the moment we walk in.
We feel it. Thank you to our doctors, Mark Leondires, Spencer Richlin, Joshua Hurwitz, Cynthia Murdock, and Shaun Williams for setting the standard of excellence for caring for our patients. We take our lead from you. Thank you to Katherine Scott, for helping the Lab become one of the premiere Labs in the country due to your exacting diligence. Thank you to Robin Mangieri and Cori Cooper for vetting and hiring new team members so very carefully and with an eye towards that ultimate goal of excellent care for our patients. Thank you to Carrie Van Steen for your ability to see the possibility of beauty and then have it come to fruition.
Thank you to Tally Jacobs for putting together this evening in conjunction with Alicia McNeil and her able team.
We are a team. A few times a year, we list everyone here. For now, I’ll just say that RMACT exists because of all of you, all of us. Our clinical staff, our nurses, MA’s, administrators, front desk team, andrology team, financial representatives, patient navigators and more.
While I am not mentioning everyone by name here, Dr. Leondires made it clear last night in his speech that RMACT exists because of team work. More important than his words, the actions at RMACT have created a team that goes beyond team, to interact as a family.
A family created and dedicated to helping you build your family.
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.