Best years of career motivate doctor to donate
All it took was one class to convince John Ferguson, MD, to dedicate his life to caring for the smallest and most fragile newborn babies. In medical school, Ferguson was intrigued by neonatology, a new field of pediatric medicine. Ferguson joined Le Bonheur in 2004, after working 20 years at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Methodist University Hospital, which moved to Le Bonheur.
“The 11 years I’ve been at Le Bonheur have been the best of my career. It’s a great place to work,” he said.
Seeing former patients reminds Ferguson of the importance of this field of medicine.
“We get caught in this intensive care environment. We’re dealing with very sick babies. When they do come back to visit, you remember the weekends you thought you were going to lose them. You did everything you could to help them. You realize it was worth it all.”
Not only has Ferguson dedicated his career to serving at Le Bonheur, he’s also a generous donor to the hospital.
“Working at Le Bonheur is such a positive experience, and I gladly pledge and give back to help continue this tradition of high-quality pediatric are and unique community service,” he said.