Certifications, Accreditations, & Memberships
Palm Beach Fertility Center and Dr. Mark Denker, MD
Palm Beach Fertility Center is a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive
Technology, or SART. Our IVF statistics are reported to SART annually
and are published on the SART website as well as reported to the Centers
for Disease Control.
Mark Denker, MD, our physician is a member of the American Society for
Reproductive Medicine, ASRM. SART is an affiliate society of the ASRM.
What does this mean to our fertility patients?
ASRM Membership: Dr. Mark Denker
Physicians, nurses and embryologists with an interest in treating patients
with infertility may become members of ASRM. ASRM is open to all healthcare
providers in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology.
Visit ASRM’s website to learn more:
SART Membership: Dr. Mark Denker
SART is the primary organization of professionals dedicated to the practice
of assisted reproductive technologies (ART- IVF) in the United States.
85 percent of the ART centers in the U.S. are improved SART clinics. SART’s
mission is to set and help maintain the standards for ART in the U.S.
Major functions of SART include:
- Yearly data collection of IVF outcomes from its member clinics
- Close association with the Centers for Disease Control to accurately report
- Sets practice guidelines and standards and interact with the federal government
by acting as an overseer of ART in this country
- Insure quality assurance for fertility clinics in the U.S.
Palm Beach Fertility Center is a SART member clinic, in good standing and
not only follows the requirement of submitting yearly IVF statistics but
also of maintains required JACHO accreditation of our laboratory.
Palm Beach Fertility follows all SART practice guidelines such as:
- Guidelines for gamete and embryo donation
- Guidelines on number of embryos transferred
- Guidelines for human embryology and andrology laboratories
- Minimum standards for practices offering assisted reproductive technologies
Standards like these have led to a marked decline in high-order multiple
pregnancies, the appropriate use of preimplantation genetic testing, and
the promotion of elective single-embryo transfer. SART also holds all
of its members to strict standards regarding “truth in advertising”
in order to better serve the public.
Visit the SART website:
http://sart.org/, or the Centers for Disease Control website:
Palm Beach Fertility IVF Center Accreditations - JACHO Accreditation
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits
and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs
in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification
is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s
commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
The Joint Commission’s mission is to continuously improve health
care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating
health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe
and effective care of the highest quality and value.
The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting
and accrediting body in health care. To earn and maintain The Joint Commission’s
Gold Seal of Approval™, an organization must undergo an on-site
survey by a Joint Commission survey team at least every three years and
laboratories must be surveyed every two years to maintain accreditation.
The JACHO website can be found here:
Palm Beach Fertility Center
Boca Raton, FL
has been Accredited by
The Joint Commission
The Joint Commission Certification