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

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GRACE FOO

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.

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DOREEN TAN

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.

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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.

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MILLIA YAP

Principal Sonographer

Millia was awarded the Colombo Plan Scholarship from the Ministry of Health to do a course in Medical Ultrasound in 1986 in the United Kingdom. She was attached to Princess Anne’s Maternity Hospital and the Southampton General Hospital for training and attachments. Graduated in 1988 with a Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (UK). She had also obtained the Fetal Medicine Foundation Certificate of Competence for First Trimester Obstetrics (online yearly accreditation since 2004).
She has a special interest in obstetrics ultrasound and been performing Obstetric Ultrasound for 30years in KK Women’s and children’s Hospital, Raffles Hospital and in Mount Alvernia Hospital.  She has performed a wide variety of scans such as, First Trimester Scans, Second Trimester Fetal Anomaly Scan, Third Trimester Growth Scan, Doppler Scan, Pre-eclampsia screening, 3D scans and Cervical Length assessment.
With this many years of experience in this specialized field, she is able to provide her ultrasound skills and the best care for the patients.

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MELISSA ONG

Senior Patient Service Officer

Patient service officer who completed her A Levels in year 2009. First started working as a frontline customer service agent in Changi Airport in year 2011.
Subsequently started working in the healthcare industry in year 2012 at Mount Alvernia Business Office and worked 7 years in Thomson Medical Business Office. Joined Alvernia Obstetrics Screening Centre in year 2020.

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LENNIE

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.