Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre (AOSC) is located in Mount Alvernia Hospital. We are an ultrasound screening centre for pregnant women — and we’ve been operating in this hospital since July 2019, scanning patients from Mount Alvernia Hospital and other private hospitals. We have a team of experienced obstetric sonographers using high resolution ultrasound machines (i.e. GE E8), reporting with the Astraia ultrasound database software and producing quality comprehensive reports with clear suggestions if there are abnormalities. Clinical Pastoral Care department of the hospital works with AOSC to give compassionate care to support the parents if we do occasionally detect major fetal abnormalities.
MEET THE TEAM
DR TAN YEW TECK
Dr Tan Yew Teck obtained his MBBS in National University of Singapore in 1993 and his specialist qualifications in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2000. He was further trained in fetal medicine including twin pregnancies at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London for a year till June 2003. He was a Consultant in the department of Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital till October 2006 and then Clinical Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Raffles Hospital till June 2019. From 1st July 2019. He has also been appointed as the Medical Director, Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre.
He was Chairman, Maternal Fetal Medicine Committee of the Asia-Oceanic Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2013-2017, and is currently a member, Ultrasound Committee of the Asia Oceanic Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from 2022. He is also a member of the Asia Regional Advisory Group for International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) - a committee that advises on Asian education efforts of ISUOG towards education of ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology - since 2022.
Principal Sonographer and Manager 1
Commenced her career as a radiographer in Singapore General Hospital. She progressed to specialize in ultrasound when she was awarded a sponsorship from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for a course in Medical Ultrasound in London in 1990 with special interests in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She did her O&G attachments in King’s College Hospital and Queen’s Charlotte Hospital. Graduated in 1992 with Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (UK). She has also obtained the Fetal Medicine Foundation Certificate of Competence for First Trimester Obstetrics (online yearly accreditation since 2004).
She has been performing Obstetric Ultrasound for 28 years in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Raffles Hospital and currently in Mt Alvernia Hospital. During this time, she has performed a wide variety of scans e.g. First Trimester Scans, Pre-eclampsia screening, Fetal Anomaly Scan, Growth Scan, Doppler Scan, 3D scans, Cervical Length assessment. This has greatly sharpened her ultrasound skills and enhanced her capabilities in providing the best care and scans for the patients.
Principal Sonographer and Manager 2
Doreen graduated as a Diagnostic Radiographer (NYP) and obtained her degree (Hons) in Radiographic studies (Southbank University), thereafter. She started her career in Tan Tock Seng Hospital, specializing in ultrasonography, mammography and BMD. She did her advanced diploma in Sonography (NYP) in 2003, develop a special interest in obstetric ultrasonography and decided to join KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for extended training. Doreen also holds a masters in Sonography (RMIT) and was certified to perform First Trimester Screening, pre-eclampsia screening and cervical assessment by Fetal Medicine Foundation (annual online accreditation since 2008).
She has practiced obstetric ultrasound for 15 years and is capable to perform First Trimester Screening, pre-eclampsia screening, Fetal Anomaly Scan, Growth Scan, Fetal Doppler studies, 3D scan, cervical and placenta assessment. With these skills, she is able to provide the best care and scans for the patients.
KYUNGWON SHIM (HELEN)
Senior Sonographer and Deputy Manager
Helen graduated as a radiographer and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Radiology Science in South Korea. She started her career as an Obstetrics and Gynaecology sonographer in Chung-Ang University Hospital in Seoul, South Korea in 2014. She was attached to Antenatal Diagnostic Centre in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital for a month. During this time, she enjoyed the life and culture of Singapore and hence started her career in Singapore (2015). She had worked in Antenatal Diagnostic Centre in KK Women's and Children's Hospital for many years, as well as a private prenatal diagnostic centre for a year before joining Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre,
She has registered with the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Fetal echocardiography since 2017. She has also obtained the Fetal Medicine Foundation Certificate of Competence for First Trimester Obstetrics (online yearly accreditation since 2019). She has practiced obstetric ultrasound for 6 years and is capable to perform different kind of prenatal scans, such as First Trimester Screening, Pre-eclampsia screening, Fetal Anomaly Scan, Growth Scan, Fetal Doppler studies, 3D scan, cervical and placenta assessment. With these skills, she can provide the best care and scans for the patients.
Patient Service Officer
Lennie is the Patient Service Officer. She obtained her Diploma in Civil Aviation, in 2016. She then started her career in 2017 as a Senior Patient Service Associate at KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital at Children’s A&E. Then she moves to Mount Alvernia Hospital as a Patient Service Officer at Alvernia Obstetrics Screening Centre in 2019. She does all front line jobs, such as registration, picking up calls for appointments and collecting payments. She is good in liaising with patients or clinic staffs to rearrange the appointment if there’s any changes.
Patient Service Officer
Anisia worked in a finance administrative role in public healthcare for over 20 years. She switched to a career in pre-school industry for 2.5 years after obtaining certification in early years education. She moved to Alvernia Obstetric Screening Centre as she wanted to have new working experiences in a private healthcare setup. She facilitates frontline services in the centre.