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March 12, 2015

NHIA Members Take to Capitol Hill

February was a bustle with grassroots activity as NHIA welcomed members to Washington, D.C., to participate in a rolling fly-in, exceeding our expectations with their attendance.  In total, NHIA members from 25 states came to the Hill for 118 meetings!  The meetings led to several of our initial legislative cosponsors. They also laid an important foundation for members of Congress who could soon be considering the Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act.  Hearing the clinical and business perspectives directly from their home districts is very important—especially given that the constituents traveled to D.C. to make their voices heard. 

We are just now rolling up our sleeves on building cosponsorship. Members of Congress are more likely to sign on to a bill that they know is important to their constituents. Please urge colleagues and staff to join in on this effort.  Click here to write your Congressional representatives.

NHIA members from Sentara Health in Norfolk, Virginia meet with their elected officials.

Left to right: Jim Schwamburger, MBA, Sentara's Director of Homecare Pharmacy and Infusion Services; Dontel Morris, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager; Senator Mark Warner (D-VA); and Steve Jurich, NHIA's Senior Vice President & COO.

Left to right: Morris, Jurich, Congressman Robert Wittman (R-VA), and Schwamburger

 

NHIA members representing Walgreens Infusion Services in Ohio meet with their elected officials.

Left to right: Amy Doud, Regional Sales Director; Stephanie Fritz, General Manager; Joni Mitchell Ross, Area Vice President of Sales; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio); Julie Koenig, Regional Vice President; Debra Paolo-Hohman, MBA, General Manager; and Marissa Thompson, Regional Sales Director - Mid America.

Left to right: Doud, Fritz, Paolo-Hohman, Senator Robert Portman (R-OH), Thompson, Koenig, and Ross

 

New England-based provider members meet with Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH). Left to right: Jennifer Charron, RN, MSN, CNE, Vice President of Clinical Services at New England Live Care; Andrew Doyle, RPh, Area Vice President of Sales and Market Development at Walgreens Infusion Services; Dickon Platt, Regional Sales Director at Walgreens; and Beverley Greatorex, RN, CRNI®, OCN, General Manager at Walgreens.