PeriGen appoints chief nursing officer
Oct 08, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
PeriGen, Inc., a provider of fetal surveillance systems, has appointed Rebecca Cypher as chief nursing officer.
"Over the past year, we've successfully honed and executed our go-to-market strategy on a path to dramatic growth in the US We're very fortunate to have Rebecca join the PeriGen executive team at such a pivotal time of success," said Matthew Sappern, CEO of PeriGen. "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. 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' military and civilian experience that includes leadership roles spanning clinical, academic, hospital and health system, and advanced practice environments. She is currently 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 US Air Force in 2008 after serving two decades of active duty service including a deployment to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and as the perinatal nursing consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General.
According to Cypher, "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. 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 (AWHONN) including chapter leader, section chair and secretary treasurer for the Armed Forces Section. Currently, 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. She currently serves on the March of Dimes South Puget Sound board of directors.
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