Michael Thomas, MD, executive vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a UC Health physician. CONTRIBUTED

UC Health buys Kettering Health reproductive practice

Kettering Health Network’s reproductive health practice has been acquired by UC Health.

The academic health system affiliated with University of Cincinnati will manage the Kettering fertility practice starting Oct. 1.

UC Health Center for Reproductive Health – Kettering will maintain its current location in Kettering Medical Center’s Physician Office Building.

The acquisition will combine two prominent Greater Cincinnati fertility practices — UC Health’s Center for Reproductive Health and Kettering Reproductive Medicine — into one full-service reproductive health practice with locations spanning the Interstate 75 corridor from Kettering, to Florence, Ky., UC said in a statement.

“We are proud to bring together these two well-respected reproductive health centers. Both centers have served their respective communities for many years, and this merger will allow us to combine resources to expand access to advanced fertility care for more patients across the tri-state region,” said Dr. Michael Thomas, UC’s chief of the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility, in a statement.

“It also builds upon Kettering Medical Center’s existing relationship with UC in the areas of maternal-fetal medicine, and an established shared embryologist and lab director for reproductive medicine,” Terry Burns, president of Kettering Medical Center, said in a statement.

Beginning Oct. 1, Kettering’s Dr. Mark Bidwell and Erin Yontz, a nurse practitioner, will join UC Health.

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