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New maternal fetal medicine center helps high-risk pregnancies

Media contact: Lisa Parro, senior public relations specialist, Adventist Midwest Health, Lisa.parro@ahss.org

Glendale Heights – Women experiencing high-risk pregnancies now can seek treatment closer to home with the opening of a maternal-fetal medicine center at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. The center offers a comprehensive range of fetal diagnostic and treatment services, providing complete obstetrical care for pregnant women who are at risk for medically complicated pregnancies.

 

The maternal-fetal medicine center expands on the services already offered at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s Special Additions Birth Centre. The hospital is designated with a Level II standing for obstetric and neonatal care; this Illinois Department of Public Health designation certified that the needs of most babies – including those born prematurely – can be met at Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Newborns with the most complex medical needs are transferred to the Level III nursery at Adventist GlenOaks’ sister hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

“Our team of skilled physicians, experienced nurses, emotional support specialists and caring staff offers a collaborative approach to high-risk pregnancies,” said Brinsley Lewis, chief executive officer of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

 

Specialized services include: preconception counseling and genetic counseling, consultations and co-management of high-risk pregnancy, multifetal pregnancies, chronic medical problems, congenital anomalies, intrauterine growth restriction, first trimester screening and sequential screening, amniocentesis, diabetic education and management, antepartum testing, high-resolution and targeting ultrasound including three- and four-dimensional imaging, and Still Missed and palliative care programs.

 

 “Adding maternal-fetal medicine services to our spectrum of care ensures our patients can get excellent care close to home,” said Yvonne Losey, RN, director of Adventist GlenOaks Hospital’s Special Additions Birth Centre. “High-risk pregnancies require frequent visits to specialists, which is burdensome for patients who previously had to travel outside their community for this specialized care.”

 

The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday on the hospital campus, 701 Winthrop Ave. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 630-856-2217 or 630-856-2218.

 

The clinical team includes medical director Dr. William Meyer, Dr. Daniel Gauthier, and Dr. Megan Koh. All three physicians are perinatologists and are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. Rosie Roose, RN, MSN, serves as clinic manager. The nursing and support staff includes certified Spanish interpreters.

 

About the physicians:

  • William Meyer, M.D., Medical Director, F.A.C.O.G, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology as well as maternal fetal medicine. He is certified by Fetal Medicine Foundation in the performance of fetal nuchal translucency and nasal bone assessment.
  • Daniel Gauthier, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, received awards for outstanding medical student in both ob/gyn and internal medicine during his years at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana. He is a board-certified ob/gyn and maternal-fetal medicine specialist and is a fellow of the American Congress of obstetricians and gynecologists (ACOG). He is certified by the Fetal Medicine Foundation to perform first trimester screening.
  • Megan Koh, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, received her medical degree from the University of Miami in Miami, Fla. She continued to gain experience via her internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla., and completed a fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center before joining Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. She is a board-certified ob/gyn and maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Her philosophy of practice is to “provide compassionate and excellent individual care for pregnant women.”

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Adventist Midwest Health includes Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.  To find a physician, visit www.keepingyouwell.com.