A Wish That Saves Lives! Preferred Home Health Care Donates Equipment to Moorestown Police Department

Posted on April 6, 2020 By

Seven years ago, Jonathan Herman, the COO of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Inc. (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., started One Wish, a program that has benefited many and saved lives. At the end of the year, PHHC staff members are asked for one wish they would like to see fulfilled in the upcoming year.

This year Allyson Budassi, client services coordinator for Preferred, Mt. Laurel, N.J., asked that Preferred donate money to replace old FRX Heartstart defibrillators used by the Moorestown Police Department. It was this very equipment that Moorestown policemen had used to revive Allyson Budassi’s father-in-law.

On behalf of the Moorestown Police Department, Chief of Police Lee Lieber sent a letter of thanks to Preferred for donating $1500 to purchase a new FRX Heartstart defibrillator that replaced old units in patrol vehicles. Chief Lieber said this donation is particularly significant because a replaced automated external defibrillator (AED) helped revive Allyson Budassi’s father-in-law. “Of all the services we provide in the course of our duties, lifesaving is by far the most important.”

Allyson Budassi said, “Thank you so much for this donation! The Budassi family is so appreciative of Preferred’s generosity and I’m personally so grateful to work for a company that gives back the way Preferred does.”

Herman said, “I’m proud to see that our One Wish program reinforces some of Preferred’s core philosophies – to help our clients, and to strengthen the many towns and communities we service.”

For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, visit PreferredCares.com. or contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at 732-547-9886 or lisa@preferredcares.com.

Photo courtesy of Moorestown Police Department (left to right.): Sergeant Rick Gunning, Corporal Chris Menges, Carl Budassi, Corporal John Rulli

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., 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. 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.

PHHC has 14 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters, Main Street, Eatontown; Elmwood Park; Galloway; Jersey City; Mt. Laurel; North Brunswick; Robbinsville; South Orange; Toms River; and Neptune. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.