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LIFE Center resumes ultrasound service

By Emma Rausch

The LIFE Center is again able to provide ultrasound services at its facility after hiring a new nurse manager.

From July to the beginning of November, the facility was unable to offer the service to local women in need.

That was until Amanda Holmes joined the team, according to Cheryl Meyer, Life Center executive director.

“We have to have an RN (registered nurse) on staff to provide the services,” Meyer told The Paper of Wabash County. “We are now able to do limited ultrasounds, which the purpose of our ultrasounds is to find the heartbeat, take measurements and make sure that the baby is in the uterus.”

Holmes became the new nurse manager in early November.

“Cheryl actually came and spoke at our church a year ago Nov. 21,” Holmes said, “and so it just kind of peaked my interest at that time but I was working as a school nurse.”

Holmes later left the position and pursued other job endeavors before she decided, “It’s time for a change,” and followed her faith to the join the LIFE Center, she continued.

“It’s kind of a ministry to others,” Holmes said.

In other news, the LIFE Center will host its first Christmas Open House on Friday, Dec. 2, and, on Jan. 15, it will host its annual Rally for Life at the Wabash Middle School auditorium.

The open house will be open to the public to learn more about the organization.

“We’re working on raising funds to open a larger facility,” Meyer said. “We’ve outgrown our current facility and we’d like to offer more services than what we current do, so we are our open house to invite people into the current center and show them why we need a bigger facility.

“It’s not a fundraiser event, but if people would like to donate that’d be wonderful.”

The center is always in need of volunteers and accepts donations of baby clothing up to size 14, Meyer continued.

The LIFE Center is located at 78 W. Hill St. in Wabash and opened Mondays 1-5 p.m., Wednesdays noon to 4 p.m. and Fridays 1-4 p.m.

For more information, visit wabashlife.com or call 260-563-7275.
 

Posted on 2016 Nov 29