A multidisciplinary, coordinated approach that facilitates collaboration among clinicians caring for opioid-dependent mothers and their newborns.
The MAiN Pathway
How It All Began
The History of MAiN
Over the past decade, a clinical team led by Dr. Jennifer Hudson at Prisma Health Upstate has developed, implemented, and evaluated the Managing Abstinence in Newborns (MAiN) model of care providing early pharmacological therapy to otherwise healthy newborns at highest risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
The Heart Behind It All
Our Core Beliefs
All women deserve a positive birth experience.
Mothers and newborns belong together, with rare exception.
Sudden opioid withdrawal is painful, potentially harmful, and should be prevented.
Health care providers should advocate for the well-being of vulnerable populations.
All patients deserve a primary care medical home.
Meet the Physician Champion
Jennifer Hudson, MD is the Medical Director of Newborn Services at Prisma Health Upstate flagship hospital, Greenville Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hudson received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1997, where she graduated a member of AOA Honor Medical Society. She completed her Pediatric residency with Greenville Health System (now known as Prisma Health Upstate), receiving the Jackson Award as an intern and the Miracle Maker Award as senior resident.
Dr. Hudson served as Chief Resident for the program and joined faculty in her current position in 2000. She has been honored with numerous awards while at GHS, including the GHS Matthews Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award in 2005 and in 2014, Pediatrician of the Year in 2013, and the Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2017. Dr. Hudson’s special academic interests include breastfeeding, newborn medicine, environmental health, and residency curriculum design.