Jonathan Herman Named Business Spokesman for March of Dimes
Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., has been named the New Jersey business spokesman for the March of Dimes’ program “Babies, Business, and the Bottom Line.” The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that funds research and programs to improve the health of mothers and babies, and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality. Herman has served on the state board for the March of Dimes since 2013.
One of Herman’s goals is to raise awareness and educate New Jersey businesses about the financial impact prematurity has on the state’s business community. “Helping to ensure their employees deliver healthy, full-term babies provides myriad benefits to employers and their companies.”
James Young, state director for the New Jersey Chapter of the March of Dimes, said, “Last year in New Jersey over 11,800 babies were born prematurely. The average medical cost for a healthy baby is $4,389; the average medical cost for a premature baby is $54,194. Preventing premature birth in New Jersey could mean an annual savings of up to $609 million.”
Herman and the March of Dimes are looking to speak with business people and the media to discuss these issues and what companies can do right now to help alleviate the financial impact of preterm birth on their bottom line. Call 973-296-8811 to set up an interview.
About Jonathan Herman
In 2014, Jonathan Herman was selected by SJBiz as one of its “Top 20 Under 40” business executives, by NJBIZ as one of its “Forty Under 40” honorees, and by South Jersey Business Magazine as one of its “Men of the Year.” Herman’s selection by NJBiz was based on his professionalism, accomplishments, leadership, vision and community service.
He and his wife Alene were honored by The Emmanuel Cancer Foundation (ECF), a charity that focuses on serving children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, material and emergency financial support. They were also the recipient of the 2014 Humanitarian of the Year Award and received a personalized, signed letter from Governor Chris Christie complimenting them on this achievement. In March of this year, Herman raised more than $34,000 for the American Melanoma Foundation by coming in first place as a team member in the investment competition Portfolios with Purpose (PwP).
Herman earned a B.A. in journalism with honors from the University of Rhode Island. Before joining Preferred in 2005, Herman worked on Wall Street for six years at Salomon Smith Barney and then at a capital management firm.
Since he began working at Preferred, Herman has helped its growth and development by expanding the company from four to eight locations in New Jersey and three in Pennsylvania. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Acelleron Medical Products, a durable medical equipment company that services most of New England; and now, through expansion, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Herman said, “I was once told, ‘Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.’ I am very lucky that Preferred Home Health Care allows me to do exactly that – living a life for others.”
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 throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program), 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. In-house services include skilled nursing care for infants, children, adults, and seniors; personal care services, including bathing, grooming, dressing, feeding, etc.; private duty nursing services; and at-home physical therapy, among others. All of the care can be provided in-house and is coordinated by registered nurses, with clinical supervision available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit PreferredCares.com for more information.
About the March of Dimes
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes’ research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org. Find the March of Dimes on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.