Jan Ferraro, North Branford, Connecticut, has been hired as director of education for Acelleron Medical Products, a New England-based durable medical equipment (DME) company recently acquired by Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, with headquarters in Eatontown, N.J.
Acelleron, based in Guilford, Connecticut, has been expanding into New Jersey and Pennsylvania, predominantly selling post-natal and pediatric medical equipment throughout the Northeast.
As director of education, Ferraro will educate pregnant women about the Affordable Care Act and breast pumps. She will advise nursing advocacy and support groups, be available to answer questions about breast feeding with evidence-based information, and explain how to best support moms and families.
Ferraro, said, “It is important to know that Acelleron will ship breast pumps to mothers within 24 hours. The breast pumps and the next-day shipping are free, benefits moms really appreciate. I also assist their practitioners in making the ordering process very easy with one simple form for every mom no matter what her insurance.”
Before becoming director of education, Ferraro was a childbirth and parenting educator in Connecticut at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, and at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, where she helped families prepare for the birth process and taught families how to care for a newborn.
Ferraro, an independent educator in childbirth, breastfeeding and newborn care in the Greater New Haven area, has taught at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 17 years.
Ferraro received her B.S. in health sciences from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut, in 2006. She holds certifications as Childbirth Educator from the Academy of Birth Educators and as a Lactation Counselor from the Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice.
For more information, contact Jan Ferraro at 203-804-5974. To order a free breast pump from Acelleron call 877-932-6327 or visit acelleron.com.