Health Care Wellness

AdventHealth Awarded Grant from The Thompson Charitable Foundation

AdventHealth uses its Women’s Health ultrasound an average of 8-10 times per day. The current unit is approximately 16 years old and thus lacks modern technology that offers valuable insight into the health of both mother and baby. With the funding from this grant, a new ultrasound machine will provide patients with the standard of care for women’s neonatal health, creating greater efficiency and quality of care.

AdventHealth offers courtesy in-office ultrasounds to all pregnant patients, including all VOA Recovery Community Center residents, who receive inpatient treatment focused on whole-person recovery from the cycle of addiction and substance abuse. By providing ultrasounds free of charge, AdventHealth provides expecting mothers, particularly those without insurance, with prenatal healthcare not otherwise accessible. In addition, AdventHealth uses its Women’s Health ultrasound to determine gestation age (particularly for moms who are late in accessing prenatal care), fetal growth, and birth gender, and to provide patients with precious, meaningful photos of their baby in-utero.

The new equipment will allow AdventHealth to continue these services with updated ultrasound capability, benefiting as many as 3,650 pregnant patients, as well as increasing the quality, pace, and efficiency of Women’s Health care.