3D Ultrasound Machine Donated to Women’s Care Center
Generous gift will help expectant mothers see their developing babies more clearly
(Peoria, IL ׀ May 9, 2019) – A new 3D/4D ultrasound machine at the Women’s Care Center will give expectant mothers one of the best gifts of all: an enhanced first look at their baby.
The Women’s Care Center at 7319 N. University Street, Peoria, was struggling with its old machine, which was in need of repair. A generous donor worked with the OSF HealthCare Foundation to supply the center with the new 3D machine. It was installed and blessed on May 6 - just in time for Mother’s Day.
“This new 3D ultrasound will be just amazing for all our clients,” says Donetta Jenn, a nurse volunteer who performs ultrasounds at the Women’s Care Center. Donetta and her husband, Tom, donated the original ultrasound unit about six years ago. “To know you are pregnant is one thing, but to be able to see your baby – that makes it real.”
Jack McSherry, a father of six, was married to his beloved wife, Joan, for 62 years. Joan was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 25, living with it until her death at 85. When Jack learned how the Women’s Care Center helps empower struggling mothers, he knew his wife would have loved the place. So he started donating items the moms needed, and the relationship with the center grew.
“The timing of Jack McSherry's generosity couldn't have been more perfect,” says Christine Dennis, Women’s Care Center Board President. “We are overjoyed and so grateful for this unexpected and most welcome gift. Our thanksgiving to Jack and OSF will be the love and care we continue to offer each woman who comes to our Women’s Care Center.”
Taking care of women and children is a priority for OSF HealthCare and for the Women’s Care Center. “OSF is happy to be able to be part of the services provided at the Women’s Care Center that are so important for the community, and that align so well with the Mission of the Sisters,” says Bob Anderson, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center President.
To learn more on ways to give, please visit osfhealthcarefoundation.org.