September 30, 2013 08:35 ET

Rebecca Cypher Joins PeriGen as Chief Nursing Officer

Accomplished Perinatal Nurse Brings 25 Years' Military, Civilian, AWHONN Leadership and Clinical Research Experience

PRINCETON, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - PeriGen, the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to perinatal systems, today announced that Rebecca Cypher, MSN, PNNP, has been appointed its 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

Cypher has lectured nationally on a variety of obstetrical (OB) topics including 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.

Cypher earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Eastern Michigan University and a master of science degree in nursing with a perinatal nurse practitioner specialization from Regis University in Denver, Colo.

Cypher, along with Samantha Thomas, MSN, RNC-OB, will present a pre-conference workshop titled "Fetal Heart Monitoring: Advance Concepts and Case Studies" at the AWHONN Washington fall pre-conference event Oct. 27-28. In 2014, she begins lecturing for the Professional Education Center (PEC) offering the two-day course titled "Antepartum Care Examined: Facing Contemporary OB Challenges."

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About PeriGen, Inc.

PeriGen, Inc., is an innovative provider of fetal surveillance systems employing patented, pattern-recognition and obstetrics technologies that empower perinatal clinicians to make confident, real-time decisions about the mothers and babies in their care. PeriGen's customer-centric team of clinicians and technologists builds the most advanced systems available to augment obstetric decision-making and improve communications among the clinical team at the point of care, while supporting data flow between healthcare IT systems.

PeriGen's unique fetal surveillance products provide dynamic visual cues that direct clinicians to the most essential patient information displayed on the screen. Unlike legacy fetal monitoring devices and software from non-specialist companies, PeriGen Visual Cueing™ provides an instant view of the mother's and baby's current status and trends over time to avoid errors, increasing patient safety and reducing risk for clinicians and hospitals. For more information, please visit us at

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