News Category: NHIA News

The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) announces the finalists for its Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award for 2024. The authors of the following 5 poster abstracts will present an overview of their research project and summarize their findings during a special clinical webinar and a panel of judges will select the award recipient.
The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce its 2024-2025 Board of Directors. Beginning this term, the association expanded to 17 the number of board seats on its governing body to provide a broader diversification of infusion provider organizations.
The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce that Nancy Kramer, RN BSN CRNI FNHIA is the recipient of the 2024 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.

NHIF Announces Finalists for 2024 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) announces the finalists for its Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award for 2024. The authors of the following 5 poster abstracts will present an overview of their research project and summarize their findings during a special clinical webinar and a panel of judges will select the award recipient.

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NHIA Announces 2024-2025 Board of Directors

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce its 2024-2025 Board of Directors. Beginning this term, the association expanded to 17 the number of board seats on its governing body to provide a broader diversification of infusion provider organizations.

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NHIA Announces 2024 Class of Fellows

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Fellow Program (FNHIA) cohort, made up of highly accomplished home and alternate site infusion professionals.
The prestigious NHIA Fellow Program aims to advance the home and alternate site infusion profession by recognizing the contributions and achievements of highly accomplished individuals.

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Member Spotlight: Michael Kirkbride

We are delighted to introduce Michael Kirkbride, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at Vital Care Infusion Services. With over three decades of experience in alternate site healthcare, particularly in home infusion, Kirkbride is a well-respected figure in the industry. Come along with us as we dive into Michael Kirkbride’s career in home infusion and his connection to the National Home Infusion Asscociation (NHIA).

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Varner Richards

Varner Richards Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award – 2021 Fellow National Home Infusion Association Dr. Varner R. Richards, President and CEO of Intramed Plus, Inc., received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 1980 from the College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been involved in the home infusion industry for more than 30 years. In April 2021, he was awarded the industry’s highest honor from the NHIA, the Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented each year to an individual who has dedicated significant time, energy, and resources to working on behalf of patients and the home infusion industry.

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Member Spotlight: Cheryl Gast-Whitaker

Cheryl Gast-Whitaker is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy Business Operations at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group in Baltimore. With three decades of experience in the Home Infusion industry, Cheryl has played a crucial role in improving patient care and access to home infusion therapy. Her achievements and experience have been recognized by the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), who honored her with the 2022 NHIA Fellow status.

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Michael Rigas

Dr. Rigas was the Chief Clinical Officer, co-founder, and principal at KabaFusion, a nationwide infusion therapy company started in 2010. He has been in the home infusion industry since 1992 and is now retired. Currently he volunteers for several patient support non-profit organizations, lectures at four schools of pharmacy, and provides consulting services. After being recognized as one of this year’s NHIA Fellows, we knew we had to reach out and hear about his experience in the industry.

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Member Spotlight: Logan Davis

2023 Fellow National Home Infusion Association Logan Davis, PharmD, MBA is Vice President of Trade for Vital Care Infusion Services, a national infusion pharmacy services franchise organization. As a pharmacist and business development specialist, Logan utilizes his experience and expertise to create and execute innovative pharmacy business development strategies and to promote patient access to infused and provider-administered injectable therapies. He lives in Meridian, Mississippi with his family.

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Member Spotlight: Barbara Prosser

Barbara Prosser is currently the Associate, Health Economics and Outcomes for Soleo Health. With over 25 years of experience in developing and overseeing clinical programs, risk management, and performance improvement programs in the home infusion industry, Barbara has a wealth of knowledge to share. With a bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in Gainesville and active involvement in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Barbara is an expert in the field. Join us as we delve into her journey, insights, and advice for those in the home infusion industry. Get ready to be inspired by a true innovator and leader in home infusion.

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Member Spotlight: Dr. Tony Powers

Dr. Powers began his career in community pharmacy in 1980, and in 1988, he co-founded Medical Alternatives, which is now affiliated with the Baptist Memorial Healthcare System in Tennessee. Dr. Powers is a founding member of NHIA and served on the board of directors from 1997-2003 and as President from 1999-2000. In 2009 received the Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. He continues to be active with NHIA as a founding member of the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) board.

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Luccas maintains an active lifestyle

For many patients on home parenteral nutrition (PN), the therapy modality is the result of a sustained chronic illness. While it’s less than ideal to rely on life-sustaining nutrition support, when it’s well calibrated for the patient, PN can offer a modicum of clinical stability and even independence on an otherwise long and difficult journey.

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Regaining health and stability through PN

Imagine your Gl tract suddenly stopped functioning. That happened to Amanda, who lives with gastroparesis. Diagnosing the problem and landing on an effective treatment is a journey Amanda says she “wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.”

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NHIF Announces Finalists for 2024 Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award

The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) announces the finalists for its Outstanding Abstract Achievement Award for 2024. The authors of the following 5 poster abstracts will present an overview of their research project and summarize their findings during a special clinical webinar and a panel of judges will select the award recipient.

Read More »

NHIA Announces 2024-2025 Board of Directors

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce its 2024-2025 Board of Directors. Beginning this term, the association expanded to 17 the number of board seats on its governing body to provide a broader diversification of infusion provider organizations.

Read More »

NHIA Announces 2024 Class of Fellows

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is pleased to announce the 2024 Fellow Program (FNHIA) cohort, made up of highly accomplished home and alternate site infusion professionals.
The prestigious NHIA Fellow Program aims to advance the home and alternate site infusion profession by recognizing the contributions and achievements of highly accomplished individuals.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Michael Kirkbride

We are delighted to introduce Michael Kirkbride, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at Vital Care Infusion Services. With over three decades of experience in alternate site healthcare, particularly in home infusion, Kirkbride is a well-respected figure in the industry. Come along with us as we dive into Michael Kirkbride’s career in home infusion and his connection to the National Home Infusion Asscociation (NHIA).

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Dr. Varner Richards

Varner Richards Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award – 2021 Fellow National Home Infusion Association Dr. Varner R. Richards, President and CEO of Intramed Plus, Inc., received his Doctor of Pharmacy in 1980 from the College of Pharmacy, University of Nebraska Medical Center. He has been involved in the home infusion industry for more than 30 years. In April 2021, he was awarded the industry’s highest honor from the NHIA, the Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented each year to an individual who has dedicated significant time, energy, and resources to working on behalf of patients and the home infusion industry.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Cheryl Gast-Whitaker

Cheryl Gast-Whitaker is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy Business Operations at the Johns Hopkins Home Care Group in Baltimore. With three decades of experience in the Home Infusion industry, Cheryl has played a crucial role in improving patient care and access to home infusion therapy. Her achievements and experience have been recognized by the National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), who honored her with the 2022 NHIA Fellow status.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Dr. Michael Rigas

Dr. Rigas was the Chief Clinical Officer, co-founder, and principal at KabaFusion, a nationwide infusion therapy company started in 2010. He has been in the home infusion industry since 1992 and is now retired. Currently he volunteers for several patient support non-profit organizations, lectures at four schools of pharmacy, and provides consulting services. After being recognized as one of this year’s NHIA Fellows, we knew we had to reach out and hear about his experience in the industry.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Logan Davis

2023 Fellow National Home Infusion Association Logan Davis, PharmD, MBA is Vice President of Trade for Vital Care Infusion Services, a national infusion pharmacy services franchise organization. As a pharmacist and business development specialist, Logan utilizes his experience and expertise to create and execute innovative pharmacy business development strategies and to promote patient access to infused and provider-administered injectable therapies. He lives in Meridian, Mississippi with his family.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Barbara Prosser

Barbara Prosser is currently the Associate, Health Economics and Outcomes for Soleo Health. With over 25 years of experience in developing and overseeing clinical programs, risk management, and performance improvement programs in the home infusion industry, Barbara has a wealth of knowledge to share. With a bachelor’s in Pharmacy from the University of Florida, College of Pharmacy in Gainesville and active involvement in the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Barbara is an expert in the field. Join us as we delve into her journey, insights, and advice for those in the home infusion industry. Get ready to be inspired by a true innovator and leader in home infusion.

Read More »

Member Spotlight: Dr. Tony Powers

Dr. Powers began his career in community pharmacy in 1980, and in 1988, he co-founded Medical Alternatives, which is now affiliated with the Baptist Memorial Healthcare System in Tennessee. Dr. Powers is a founding member of NHIA and served on the board of directors from 1997-2003 and as President from 1999-2000. In 2009 received the Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award. He continues to be active with NHIA as a founding member of the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) board.

Read More »

Luccas maintains an active lifestyle

For many patients on home parenteral nutrition (PN), the therapy modality is the result of a sustained chronic illness. While it’s less than ideal to rely on life-sustaining nutrition support, when it’s well calibrated for the patient, PN can offer a modicum of clinical stability and even independence on an otherwise long and difficult journey.

Read More »

Regaining health and stability through PN

Imagine your Gl tract suddenly stopped functioning. That happened to Amanda, who lives with gastroparesis. Diagnosing the problem and landing on an effective treatment is a journey Amanda says she “wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.”

Read More »