St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway is seeking donations to go towards the purchase of equipment for its new Women’s Health Center that is scheduled to open in 2021.
SJEH intended to raise funds at its annual golf event that was to occur this summer, but the event was canceled because of the pandemic. The hospital is accepting donations on its website, ehs.org/givenow, and is running a series of fundraisers via social media and email.
“We invite anyone to make a donation on the website,” said Nancy Leghart, director of the foundation. “Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will go directly toward purchasing essential, life-saving equipment.”
The Women’s Health Center will be located at 105-38 Rockaway Beach Blvd. and will provide gynecological and obstetrical services, maternal fetal medicine, urogynecology, gynecological oncology, breast surgery, nutrition, behavioral health, 3D mammography, bone density, and ultrasound in one location. Donations will support the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment including:
- A 3D mammography machine that allows us to see breast tissue details more clearly to uncover breast cancer that may have otherwise been hidden by overlying breast tissue
- A bone density machine to measure women’s bone density to diagnose for osteoporosis and provide a fracture risk assessment
- An ultrasound machinethat produces high-resolution image quality
The center will enhance access to women’s health services in the Rockaways while helping women achieve and maintain optimal health.