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French Named Regional Director of Acelleron

ANDOVER, Mass. and EATONTOWN, N.J., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nicole E. French, Manalapan, New Jersey, has been named regional director of Acelleron Medical Products, the durable medical equipment (DME) division of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), with headquarters in Eatontown.

As regional director, French is responsible for the establishment and growth of the maternal health platform in New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets. French will create strategic partnerships with hospitals, OBGYN centers, pediatrician offices and mothers' groups in effort to educate and promote the new maternal benefits within the Affordable Care Act. She will also explain how Acelleron can provide services, such as free breast pumps, to these organizations and their communities.    

Before joining PHHC, French worked for 15 years in the financial industry at Goldman Sachs & Co. and Citigroup Inc., specializing in financial planning and analysis, corporate strategy, vendor management, expense management, performance reporting, and risk and controls. On Wall Street, she was a member of Goldman Sachs' Finance Women's Networking Steering Committee that sponsored, promoted, and retained women in their career advancement, particularly for events geared towards working mothers.

She left the financial industry as a divisional CFO of Goldman Sachs to dedicate her time to her young family. As an active member of her community, French is a member of the PTA and has served on a committee to help facilitate changes needed to the safety and security policy and procedures of her town's school district, post-Newtown. She is also an American Red Cross certified lifeguard trained in CPR and deep water rescue.

French holds a B.S. in accounting from St. Francis College, New York, and an MBA in finance from St. John's University, New York.  

French said, "Joining Acelleron and Preferred Home Health Care provides me with the unique opportunity to use my professional experience combined with family life and motherhood. Being a mother of three children and having worked in a demanding industry, I am passionate about the needs and challenges that new mothers face as they prepare for a baby and their return to the work force. The vision of Acelleron and Preferred Home Health Care for their new maternal services provides me the chance to use my expertise in a way that will positively impact women at a very critical time of their lives."

French lives in Manalapan, N.J., with her husband Patrick, three children, and two beagle and basset hound rescue dogs. French spends her free time training for her first triathlon and enjoying her children's sports and hobbies. 

About Acelleron Medical Products: Acelleron Medical Products, a Preferred Home Health Care Company, has focused on the distribution of nebulizers, breast pumps and other medical products throughout New England since 2004. In 2013, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, a medical and non-medical home health care company with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J., acquired Acelleron in order to expand its home care expertise to its clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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 PreferredCares.com for more information.

Frances Kirschner---Public Relations (732) 363 – 3988

SOURCE Acelleron Medical Products

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