The administrative and nursing staff is instrumental at CRH in helping patients navigate their fertility testing and treatment. They serve as a guide and a teacher and emotional support… so many things aside from assisting the doctor and taking their vitals.
Nursing staff members are the ones who will coordinate scheduling for tests and treatment, in addition to educating patients and their partners about the medications being used and how to administer them.
They also become the patients’ most immediate and regular contact throughout the treatment process.
At CRH, we provide each patient with a “primary nurse” who will follow them through treatment.
Many people ask why our success rates are higher than other programs. The answer probably is our ART laboratory and the constant quality checks and state of the art improvements that we make. Our laboratory closes down periodically for quality control inspections to ensure that conditions are optimal for embryo development for every patient.
Erin Coughlin, MS, TS (ABB)Senior Embryologist
Erin Coughlin received her Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University and began her embryology career in 2004 at the New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine in Virginia Beach, VA.
After developing a deep interest in the field, she pursued a Master of Biomedical Sciences degree with a focus in Clinical Embryology and Andrology from Eastern Virginia Medical School, in conjunction with the prestigious Jones Institute.
Erin has also earned her Technical Supervisor certification from the American Board of Bioanalysis.
Erin has gained laboratory experience at successful IVF centers across the country and participated in thousands of IVF cycles.
Erin is responsible for all functions of the clinical IVF laboratory including intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted zona hatching (AZH), embryo and oocyte vitrification, and embryo biopsy for Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS).
Erin’s unparalleled attention to detail combined with insightful and intuitive lab management assures the highest quality of care for CRH patients.