Program Director of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services to Be Named Member of the Year

Posted on May 24, 2016 By

Ellen Stone, Long Branch, program director for Preferred Home Health Care and Nursing Services, Inc., with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., has been named the recipient of the Carol J. Kientz Member of the Year Award by the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ for extraordinary service and for “going above and beyond” in promoting excellence in home care and hospice in New Jersey.

The Member of the Year award will be presented to Stone at the annual conference and luncheon of the Home Care & Hospice Association of NJ, Thursday, June 16, 2016, Tropicana Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, N.J.

Stone, who has had 22 years of operational and clinical experience in home care, instituted a training program for Preferred home health aides which has grown to classes in four branches and several offsite locations. Stone has also developed a recruitment and training strategy that has been helpful in enlarging the clinical staff at the branch level for Preferred.

An active member of the Home Care & Hospice Association of New Jersey, Stone serves as chairwoman of the Home Health Aide Committee and sits on the Education Committee. With Karen McCoy, Stone has formulated and presented seminars “How to Run a Home Health Aide Class” and “Nurse Delegation.”

She has participated in the discussion with the Board of Nursing Association about issues pertaining to home health aide certification. She is also on the Training Committee for the Employer Coalition for Healthcare Workforce Expansion through the NJ Healthcare Talent Network. In addition, Ellen has represented Preferred at the Greater Ocean Township and Long Branch chambers of commerce. Ellen has also assisted in the formation of the NJ Health Care Network, a statewide networking group of healthcare professionals and those associated with the health care industry.

Stone received a BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) from Alfred University, New York, is a licensed RN, and has attended New Jersey City University for postgraduate certification classes.

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.

New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; South Orange; Robbinsville; Brick; Galloway; Hackensack; North Brunswick; Wyckoff Road, Eatontown; and Mt. Laurel. Pennsylvania locations include Bala Cynwyd, Allentown, and Bensalem. Visit Preferred at for more information.