Contact: Marilyn Tretler

NHIF
732-241-6163

mtretlernhia@gmail.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2014

New Scholarship to Advance Home Infusion Nurses Now Accepting Applications

Alexandria, VA—The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) invites home infusion nurses to apply for its inaugural Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing. The scholarship, which pays tribute to its namesake, aims to strengthen and advance the learning, leadership, care provision and professional commitment among home and specialty infusion nurses. All applications must be received by January 12, 2015.

The newly established 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 supports the mission of the Foundation to advance home and specialty infusion leadership, education and research, as well as to further elevate infusion practice to the highest level of patient care and value," said Foundation Chairman Christopher J. Maksym, PharmD, RPh,Director of Pharmacy and Home Care Operations, University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Center——Home Care Services in Ann Arbor, MI.

The Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award has been established in memory of Lynn Giglione, RN, BSN, a longtime 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. "Lynn was an inspirational and dedicated leader who put her heart and soul into improving patient care," said Russell Bodoff, President of the Foundation, and NHIA President & CEO. "As a member of the NHIA community for more than 18 years and the first nurse to chair the Association's Board of Directors, she challenged her colleagues to preserve the future of the field and to ensure the continued enhancement of patient care. The work of the Foundation will support the industry's advancement by building the capabilities of future generations of infusion professionals," Bodoff added.

The scholarship will fund 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. Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation's Board of Directors. Among the selection criteria is a focus on demonstrated commitment to home and specialty infusion nursing, and to the field overall. For additional information on the scholarship and to apply go to the Foundation's website at: www.nhiafoundation.org/LGScholarship

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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