WV Press Association
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Mon Health Progressing Through
Postpartum Program (P3) was recently awarded the West Virginia Rural Health Association
(WVRHA) Award for Excellence in Rural Health.
Through Mon Health’s P3 Program, mothers are screened before, during, and after pregnancy
for any indication of anxiety, depression, or mood disorder. This allows for early detection and
management of symptoms, giving the P3 team an opportunity to connect with mothers early on
and provide continuous support throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey.
“At Mon Health P3, we are creating the gold standard of postpartum healthcare,” said Jennifer
Bender, Lead Nurse Navigator for the P3 Program. “All West Virginia families deserve the type
of proactive outreach we offer. We made wonderful connections at the WVRHA conference and
hope to help other organizations in our great state initiate outreach to all families. We all need
The WVRHA Excellence in Rural Health Award was given to the P3 organization in recognition of
the exceptionally meritorious contributions to the improvement of health for people in West
Virginia. This award honors the creative and innovative work in applying knowledge and practice
for the betterment of community health.
“Receiving an award from the WVRHA is a great honor. I have so much hope for the future of
rural health and rural families considering the multitude of innovative pursuits in this field,” said
Lora McDonald, Perinatal Social Worker at Mon Health Medical Center. “Having our modality
recognized in this capacity is very affirming, as we have seen firsthand the positive impact the
P3 Program has had on families.”
For more information about the P3 offerings at Mon Health, visit MonHealth.com/OBGYN.