Nicole E. French, Manalapan, New Jersey, has been promoted to regional manager of southern New Jersey for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. As regional manager, French will oversee the counties of Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester for Preferred’s Mount Laurel branch; and the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, and Warren for the Robbinsville branch.
French’s responsibilities include streamlining Preferred’s best practices among 250 field nurses and home health aides in the post-COVID environment, and maintaining and growing relationships with clients, facilities, and insurance case managers.
French, who joined Preferred in 2014, started out with Acelleron, Preferred’s durable medical equipment division, before joining the Mount Laurel office in 2016. Before joining PHHC, French worked for 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Citigroup Inc., where she was vice president of finance.
On Wall Street, she was a member of Goldman Sachs’ Finance Women’s Networking Steering Committee that sponsored, promoted, and retained women in their career advancement, particularly for events geared towards working mothers. She now applies those same principles at Preferred, championing work-life balance and career progression for the female staff.
French, who graduated from Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn, N.Y., holds a B.S. in accounting from St. Francis College, New York, and an MBA in finance from St. John’s University, New York.
Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “We are so happy to promote Nicole to her new role. Her enthusiasm, dedication, and careful cultivation of our reputation perfectly embody the fabric of Preferred’s culture.”
French said, “This opportunity is by far the most important one in my career. I am excited to be supporting our front-line workers. I have this amazing opportunity and responsibility to ensure that the most vulnerable home-bound population, and medically fragile children and adults, are safe and provided for during this unprecedented global pandemic.”
About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.
PHHC, named a 2020 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown; and branches in Elmwood Park; Galloway; Jersey City; Mt. Laurel; Neptune; North Brunswick; Robbinsville; South Orange; and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont.