Danette Frauenholtz Named Chair of National Home Infusion Association's Board of Directors
Alexandria, VA—Danette Frauenholtz, Executive Director at the University of Iowa Community HomeCare in Iowa City, has been named Board Chair of the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), the trade association representing the home and specialty infusion field. Frauenholtz succeeds Paul Mastrapa, President of Walgreens Infusion Services, who served as Chairman of the NHIA Board since 2013.
Danette Frauenholtz, RN, BSN, is Executive Director at the University of Iowa Community Home Care in Iowa City, Iowa, where she is responsible for the development and oversight of infusion therapy and durable medical equipment service lines. A nurse by training, Frauenholtz practiced at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for 20 years before becoming involved in home care at the senior management level.
Frauenholtz has been an active member of NHIA since 1998. Prior to joining the NHIA Board of Directors in 2012, she served on the Association's Government Affairs Task Force and participated in the work of NHIA's Industry-Wide Data Initiative, an effort to collect data pertaining to the home and specialty infusion field that will contribute toward continuous enhancements in patient care, innovation, improvements in organizational performance, and advancements to the field overall.
In addition to her role at NHIA, Frauenholtz serves on the Board of the Midwest Area Medical Equipment Suppliers and also participates in Novation's Non-Acute Home Health Care Task Force.
Frauenholtz earned a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing from Iowa Wesleyan College and an MBA from the University of Iowa.
"Danette brings to her new role as Chair a great amount of experience and knowledge, as well as an unwavering commitment to the Association," said NHIA President and CEO Russell Bodoff. "Her knowledge of the Association and the key issues facing both the home and specialty infusion field and the healthcare landscape overall, will be valuable assets as she guides the Board and its efforts to further advance the field. I look forward to working closely with her to continue realizing the goals of NHIA's strategic plan."
The National Home Infusion Association, based in Alexandria, Virginia, represents organizations that provide infusion and specialized pharmacy products as well as the interests of Medicare patients unable to get home infusion therapy. For more information, visit the association at www.nhia.org.