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Kulak Named Corporate Clinical Director of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services

Stephanie Kulak, Flourtown, Pennsylvania, has been named Corporate Clinical Director for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. As corporate clinical director, Kulak’s duties include overseeing all clinical operations of the organization, and being responsible for maintaining licensure, accreditation, and certification as per individual state requirements.

Before joining Preferred, Kulak worked for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as a specialty representative, responsible for understanding managed care market dynamics and medical coverage for products, and communicating this information to physicians and staff. Prior to that, Kulak worked for more than 10 years at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where she was chairwoman for the Quality and Assurance Committee in the ICU. She later oversaw a neurosurgical practice as part of a team conducting research to facilitate changes to policy and procedures in addition to patient management.

Kulak began her career at Preferred in 2009 as an Assistant Director of Nursing in the Bala Cynwyd office. There she expanded Preferred’s operations to its second Pennsylvania location in Bensalem, establishing licensure, accreditation, and certification for the company. Kulak then became Director of Nursing and later Regional Director of Nursing for the Southeast office of PHHC, where she was responsible for CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) accreditation, Medicare compliance, and ensuring continued compliance with Home Health Care Standards of Practice.

Kulak, a Registered Nurse (RN), holds a BSN in nursing from the University of Delaware and a Master of Science (MSN) in Nursing, Administration and Management from Aspen University, Denver, Colorado.

Kulak is a member of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership; American Nurses Association; Pennsylvania Homecare Association; Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey; and the Homeless Health Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She serves on the Board of Directors, Committee to Benefit the Children, St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia;  is a Community Health Accreditation Partner Independent Consultant; and an Aspen University Honor Society Board Member.

Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “This promotion is the latest in a string of well-deserved accomplishments for Stephanie. She has worked tirelessly over the last decade to ensure Preferred operated with a solid clinical foundation and we look forward to her continuing to infuse that thinking in our organization in her new position.”

For more information about Preferred, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or call 732-547-9886. Visit PreferredCares.com for more information.

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.

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