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National Home Infusion Foundation Announces Janice Elliott is 2023 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award Recipient

Contact: Jeannie Counce
Editorial Director

Alexandria, Va. (March 1, 2023) —The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce that Janice Elliott, BS, RN, CRNI®, VA-BC is the recipient of the 2023 Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award.

The Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award recognizes and honors trail-blazing and emerging women leaders who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients and their peers while promoting the mission of NHIF. The award was established in 2015 to commemorate the late Lynn Giglione—the award’s namesake and a trailblazer in the home and alternate site infusion industry—who was a founding board member of NHIF.

Elliott currently serves as the Director of Vascular Access at Upstate Home Care headquartered in Utica, New York. She has 28 years’ experience as a registered nurse in the home care setting.

“Janice’s peers say she is a trailblazer who makes them better providers through her compassion, dedication, knowledge and positivity,” said NHIF Board Chair David Franklin, MSA. “This is the same spirit that Lynn modeled, and that this award was designed to celebrate.”

Elliott has administered infusion therapy, developed vascular access teams, and provided education for clinicians in the home, long-term care, hospice, and acute care settings. She has also worked for various U.S. medical device companies as a clinical specialist, preceptor, and educator. Elliott started a mobile vascular access team 17 years ago using portable ultrasound technology in the home setting that she continues to lead today. Her dedication is evident in the excellent care she provides and the leadership qualities she demonstrates. Elliott continually goes above and beyond, making herself available for patients or fellow health care workers, providing advice or education.

Elliott has been an active member and local chapter president of the Association for Vascular Access for over a decade and received that organization’s Impact Award in 2020. She is also an active educator, presenting at AVA, INS, and NHIA in addition to conducting skills labs validation workshops and developing educational content for both nurses and patients. She earned an associate degree in Nursing from Broome Community College in Binghamton and a bachelor’s in Healthcare Administration and Management from SUNY Empire State College in Utica. She is board-certified in vascular access and is CRNI® certified.

“I cannot thank NHIF enough for this prestigious award,” Elliot said. “I am so blessed, grateful, and honored to be the recipient.”

Elliot will receive the award at NHIA’s 2023 Annual Conference during the General Session, being held on Tuesday March 28 from 1:45 am – 3:00 pm Eastern.


NHIF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that 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. Established by the National Home Infusion Association, the Foundation is founded on the belief that delivering the highest quality infusion care to patients is at the heart of the field. Through education and research, the Foundation will strive to build upon the solid groundwork established by the industry more than 30 years ago.

NHIA is a trade association that represents companies that provide infusion therapy to patients in their homes, as well as companies that manufacture and supply infusion and specialty pharmacy products. The association’s mission is to provide advocacy, education, and resources to the home and specialty infusion community so the patients they serve can lead healthy, independent lives. Infusion therapy involves patient-specific compounded medications, supplies, and a range of pharmacy, nursing, and other clinical services for delivering care to patients in the home setting. For more information, visit

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