Preferred Home Health Care Hires Director of Nursing for Its Brick Office

Posted on March 2, 2015 By

Mary Barbes, Whiting, N.J., has been named the director of nursing of the Brick Township office of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown. As the director of nursing, Barbes is responsible for directing the staff and clinical supervisors, overseeing patient care services in the home, and making sure all services are coordinated.

Prior to joining PHHC, Barbes was the director of nursing at Carousel Home Care, Freehold, where she handled the day-to-day operations and supervised a team of clinical and nonclinical health care professionals.

Barbes holds an Associates of Science degree in nursing (1994) from Ocean County College, Toms River. She earned a B.S. (2010) and an nursing (2012) from Kean University, Union, N.J.

Barbes is certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), BCLS (Basic Cardiac Life Support), and EKG interpretation. She is a member of the American Nursing Association (A.N.A.) and is a member of the Staffing Committee of Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, Lakewood, N.J.

For more information about Mary Barbes or PHHC, 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. Visit Preferred at for more information.