March of Dimes Nominates Nurse at Preferred for Nurse of the Year Award

Posted on November 9, 2016 By

The March of Dimes has nominated Trisha Gibe, Cedarville, N.J., Nurse of the Year. Gibe is the director of nursing in the Galloway, N.J., branch of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, which has offices throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The 11th annual state-wide Nurse of the Year event pays tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout the community. Nurse of the Year recognizes and honors those who make a difference in the lives of many people.

Gibe was motivated to become a nurse after her grandmother became very sick and was hospitalized. Gibe said, “I felt really helpless. I thought if I went to nursing school, I could be more knowledgeable on what was going on and maybe I could help.”

Gibe, who now has seven years of experience, attended Salem Community College where she earned her LPN and her RN. At the convocation, Gibe received the Community Health Nursing Award. She now attends Wilmington University from which she will graduate with a BSN this May.

She joined Preferred as a field nurse in 2009, the day her nursing license became active. Gibe also worked at Memorial Hospital of Salem County where she was awarded a “Shining Star” award for saving a pediatric client, and was promoted to charge nurse. She became the director of nursing at Preferred in 2014.

The award ceremony will feature a silent auction and a dinner on November 16, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m., Pines Manor, 2085 Lincoln Highway, Edison, New Jersey. For more information, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at 732-443-8100.

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.