National Perinatal Association Conference in Atlanta
Long Branch, NJ – A nurse from Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, was recently selected to speak at the National Perinatal Association’s (NPA) annual conference that will be held March 9-11 in Atlanta. Lisa Tremayne, RN, CPPD, CBC, CCE, coordinator of The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, will present at the conference, “Perinatal Mental Health: Advocating for the Health and Wellbeing of Families.”
“We couldn’t be prouder that Mrs. Tremayne was selected from such a strong pool of speakers to showcase the trailblazing work that our Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders does every day to help new and expectant mothers and their families maintain their health and feel supported,” said Bill Arnold, President and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center.
Tremayne will discuss Monmouth Medical Center’s Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Program’s innovative model of care, which offers free group support as well as evidence-based psychotherapy. Patients in the program are supported by an interdisciplinary team of experts from psychiatry, nursing and social work.
“I’m honored and humbled to present at this conference. It’s a platform to let people know that we have a successful, accessible model for hospitals who care about women’s physical and maternal mental health,” said Tremayne, adding that she receives international requests for information when people hear about Monmouth Medical Center’s program. “We’re showing people that this is an obstetrical treatable problem. We’re taking the stigma away from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder (PMAD) by talking about the care we provide. We save a mom, we save a baby, we save a family.”
Other topics at the conference will include family members’ experiences with PMAD, trauma informed care, dads suffering from perinatal anxiety, use of medication, non-medical interventions and more. According to the NPA, one in seven mothers are diagnosed with a PMAD. The goal of the NPA’s annual conference, in addition to bringing together clinicians, providers, policy makers, parents and patient advocates to continue perinatal education, is to discuss how to destigmatize PMADs, and how to provide better perinatal care.
“At Monmouth Medical Center we care about your mental health as well as your physical health during your pregnancy and after the delivery of your baby,” Tremayne said. “Our Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Program addresses many different topics and helps women to understand that this is not their fault and they are not alone.”
The program offers free group support as well as evidence-based psychotherapy. Patients are supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts from psychiatry, nursing and social work. To learn more or to make an appointment, call 732.923.5573
For more information on the conference and Tremayne’s presentation, visit nationalperinatal.org/annualconference2017.
Social worker Betsy Dunnigan and Lisa Tremayne, RN, CPPD, CBC, CCE, coordinator of The Center for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders will travel to make a presentation at the National Perinatal Conference in Atlanta, Ga. on March 11.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to consistently receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.