Jonathan Herman ’99, Communication in Health Care Industry

26 Feb 2015

Communication in Health Care Industry

Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. in White Hall 205

Jonathan Herman


When Jonathan Herman graduated from URI in 1999 with a journalism degree, he never imagined he would become the chief operating officer of Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, a leading home health care provider in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But the skills Herman learned as a journalism student are an important reason why he’s so successful today. “Only in hindsight am I able to connect the dots . . . my journalism degree is extremely useful in a myriad number of ways,” he says. Herman drafts press releases, copyedits advertising and marketing material, and helps employees with their writing and grammar. He regards good grammar as a “telltale sign of intelligent personnel.” The sign hanging in his office that quips, “I am silently correcting your grammar,” reminds his employees of this. Come hear Jonathan’s advice to students on how they can develop their communication skills and climb up the ladder to career success.