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PeriGen names perinatal nurse practitioner as new CNO

Sunday October 27, 2013
Rebecca Cypher, RN
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PeriGen, based in Princeton, N.J., recently announced that Rebecca Cypher, RN, MSN, PNNP, has been appointed its CNO.

“Rebecca’s breadth of hands-on, practical obstetrical knowledge and professional affiliations will serve us well focusing on the practical aspects of the labor and delivery room,” Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen, said in a news release. “We’ll look to her guidance where our patented, evidenced-based fetal surveillance technologies systems will have the most impact on OB care and safety.”

A perinatal nurse practitioner, Cypher brings to PeriGen more than 25 years of military and civilian experience that includes leadership roles spanning clinical, academic, hospital and health system, and advanced practice environments. She most recently was the perinatal clinical specialist at a tertiary care facility in the Pacific Northwest working in the maternal-fetal division, caring for high-risk obstetric patients and their families. Cypher retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2008 after serving two decades of active duty including a deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and as the perinatal nursing consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General.

“I am extremely excited to be joining PeriGen, a company with an unmatched commitment in providing a comprehensive fetal surveillance and data management system to clinicians around the globe,” Cypher said in the release. “Their practice changing technology is one of the most advanced that I have ever worked with, and I’m eager to join PeriGen’s team dedicated to improving the quality of care delivered to labor and delivery units across the country.”

Cypher has held numerous leadership positions in the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses including chapter leader, section chair and secretary treasurer for the Armed Forces section. She is serving her second term on AWHONN’s national board of directors. Cypher has been a member of numerous AWHONN committees, most notably the revision committees for the Intermediate and Advanced Fetal Monitoring programs. In addition to AWHONN, Cypher has volunteered her time with the Alaska, Texas and Washington chapters of the March of Dimes.

Cypher has lectured nationally on a variety of OB topics such as fetal monitoring, legal issues and high-risk conditions in pregnancy. She has conducted clinical research with physician and nurse colleagues on a variety of OB topics and has written or co-authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing.


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