23 minutes | Jan 18, 2021

When a fertility clinic, bankruptcy and COVID-19 collide


COVID-19 has affected everything in our world — including the long-term plans for people hoping to start a family with help from fertility clinics like those housed at OHSU in Portland.


The pandemic proved to be a fatal blow for IntegraMed, an obscure company with a decade long relationship with OHSU. The she company went bankrupt, owing nearly $20 million to thousands of people around the country. The company’s demise had ripple effects from Oregon to Florida.


On this episode, investigative reporter Jeff Manning talks about what IntegraMed’s implosion means for OHSU’s patients and how the company’s demise added further stress to couples during an already calamitous year.

 

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