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Cincinnati Children's Tuemler Receives Inaugural National Home Infusion Foundation's Giglione Memorial Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing

Debbie Cain, RN, CRNI®, Vice President of Home Parenteral Services and Infusion at CoxHealth in Missouri, and an NHIF Board Member, presents the 2015 Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing to Diane Tuemler, RN, BSN, CPN®

Alexandria, VA—The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) has awarded its inaugural Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing to Diane Tuemler, RN, BSN, CPN®, for her dedicated leadership and commitment to patient care within the home and specialty infusion field.

The Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award has been established in memory of Lynn Giglione, RN, BSN, a longtime highly respected member of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), who dedicated her life to improving the lives of patients and to advancing the home and specialty infusion industry. It aims to strengthen and advance the learning, leadership, care provision and professional commitment among home and specialty infusion nurses.

Tuemler is a Home Care Liaison Nurse for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, where she educates and prepares parents and caregivers to administer infusion therapy to their child at home. In her 27 years at Cincinnati Medical Center, she has worked in the specialty resource unit, provided support for parenteral nutrition patients, and worked as part of a health care team to facilitate patient transitions from hospital to home. Tuemler has dedicated her career to advancing the role of nurses in the specialty area of pediatric home infusion care, specifically through patient and staff education.

"The scholarship supports the mission of the Foundation to further elevate infusion practice to the highest level of patient care and value and to invest in the future of our field by ensuring that the talent, support, and resources are in place to support expansion of our field," said NHIF Board member and President Russell Bodoff.

"Lynn Giglione served many leadership roles but personally she was most honored by serving as the first female and first nurse to chair the NHIA Board of Directors. She wanted to ensure that her passion to strengthen and promote learning, leadership, and advancement of clinicians, in particular nurses, in the industry was met through the work of the Foundation. Among this special group of scholarship applicants, we found in Diane an individual whose commitment, leadership, and resolve exemplify the Foundation's mission and goals," said Debbie Cain, RN, CRNI®, NHIF Board member; and Vice President, Home Parenteral Services and Infusion at CoxHealth, who presented the award to Tuemler during NHIA's Annual Conference and exposition held in Phoenix, Arizona, March 23-26, 2015. In accepting the award, Tuemler said, "I look forward to sharing all this newly gained knowledge and experiences gained at the NHIA meeting with colleagues back home."

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an applicant(s) who has distinguished herself or himself within the home and specialty infusion nursing field. The scholarship funded transportation and attendance at the NHIA conference which offers the most comprehensive, high-quality educational programming specifically tailored to advance the clinical and leadership capabilities of home and specialty infusion professionals.

The National Home Infusion Foundation, based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by the National Home Infusion Association. The Foundation aims to advance the home and specialty infusion field and to support the enhancement of patient care and patient outcomes through leadership, research, and education. For more information on the Foundation visit www.nhiafoundation.org. To learn more about NHIA, visit www.nhia.org

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