Preferred Earns CHAP Certification

Contact: Jonathan Herman,, (732)-443-8100

EATONTOWN, N.J., February 27, 2012 -Demonstrating its continuous commitment to provide the highest quality of care possible, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC) successfully passed an audit from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), which is a not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based care. A top priority of CHAP is to define and advance the highest standards of community care when a home care agency is requesting accreditation.

"This accreditation means that Preferred has received yet another recognition that it is providing quality home care based on the highest accrediting standards," noted Ann LaPatta, PHHC's Clinical Director.

The intense CHAP audit focuses on multiple PHHC business aspects, from internal quality controls and structure, to in-the-field client visits. This in-depth and comprehensive review ensures the care that PHHC is providing to the community adheres to the rigorous accreditation standards set forth by CHAP.

"Our commitment to our clients and their families remains unwavering," explained Joel Markel, President of Preferred said. "This is why we seek out and welcome an accrediting agency like CHAP to affirm we are delivering patients the very best in home care to those we serve."

Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC) has been proudly serving families throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Regarded as one of the best home health care agencies in the region, Preferred continues to foster long-standing relationships with all local hospitals and nursing homes in the region, focusing on the intimate understanding of home care complexities. The Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), the leading accrediting organization for the home health care industry, has publicly certified Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services as voluntarily achieving the highest standards of excellence for home-based health care. For more information, visit