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Verrastro Promoted To Head Connecticut’s Largest Fertility Program

Farmington, CT, April 4, 2017. The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services announced today that Paul Verrastro has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and has been with the Center since 2000. “The Center is proud to recognize Paul with this promotion. Paul leads by example, never wavering from our mission to provide the highest quality of medical care with compassion and dignity,” stated John C. Nulsen, MD, Director and a lead physician at the Center.

The Center for Reproductive Services is Connecticut’s largest fertility program, and one of the most successful in the country. Started in 1984, the Center employs over 100 individuals in the state and is responsible for the births of over 12,000 babies. The Center is an academic affiliate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and runs the fellowship program in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at the UConn School of Medicine.

According to Brian Pskowski, President of In Vitro Sciences, “Paul’s firm commitment to patient satisfaction has resulted in continued growth and recognition for the Center.” The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services is managed by In Vitro Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of Women's Health USA, Inc. (Whusa). Whusa is a family of companies dedicated to providing the best in business management solutions in partnership with physicians.  “Paul’s promotion recognizes his hard work and dedication to the Center and to the Women’s Health family,” stated Robert Patricelli, Whusa chairman and CEO.

In 2015, the Center moved into a new, custom-designed facility in Farmington. The new facility features one of the most highly advanced IVF labs in the world including an innovative air purification and irradiation technology called the LifeAire System. New data from in vitro fertilization programs using LifeAire System demonstrates dramatic increases in clinical pregnancies through in vitro fertilization. Additional sites for the Center include Hartford and New London.

Paul Verrastro has his MPA in Health Management from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration at New York University. He has his BA from the Gallatin School at New York University, graduating magna cum laude. He is a resident of Prospect, CT.

Women's Health USA Names Bernstein President

Avon, Connecticut, March 1, 2017 - Nancy Bernstein has been named, effective today, President and Chief Operating Officer of Women’s Health USA (Whusa), the Avon, Connecticut-based company providing business services to health care providers in Connecticut and five other states. In her role, Nancy will be responsible for Whusa’s operations with OBGYN physicians and family planning clinics in six states throughout the country, including Connecticut, as well as clinical, billing and operating functions.

Robert E. Patricelli, Chairman and CEO of Whusa, made the announcement.  “Since joining our team in 1999, Nancy has demonstrated great skill and leadership, rising through the ranks to become President of Women’s Health Connecticut and more recently to Executive Vice President of Whusa,” he said.  “Women’s Health Connecticut, or WHC, is the company’s flagship joint venture with more than 200 OBGYNs in the state coming together in a single partnership to provide women excellence in their health care experience.”  Patricelli further explained that Bernstein would continue as President of WHC for the foreseeable future.

With enthusiasm for her new role, Ms. Bernstein stated “I’m looking forward to putting my experiences and successes in Connecticut to use on a broader scope of business, helping to advance Whusa as a national player in the women’s health services arena. We have an ambitious vision for the company and I’m looking forward to the new challenge which comes with that.”

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