Alexandria, Va. (April 29, 2020)—The National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) is proud to announce that Stacey Jensen, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, is the recipient of its 2020 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 the mission of NHIF.
As COO of Optum Infusion Pharmacy, Jensen is a role model for what can be achieved with focus, a strong work ethic, and compassion for all. She began working for AxelaCare Infusion Services (later BriovaRx and then OptumRx) as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services in late 2016, where she oversaw tremendous growth. Committed to providing nursing care to patients with as many company nurses as possible, Jensen grew the nursing staff from just over 500 to more than 850 in less than five years.
During that time, Jensen also built a leadership team to innovate the programs and resources needed to strengthen patient care services. While focusing on growth, building a team, and bringing new metrics to life—she completed an Executive Development Program and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer before her third anniversary with the organization. Jensen’s staff appreciates her laser focus on what matters, be it patients or work-life balance. She fosters innovation, models problem-solving, rewards creativity, and inspires those around her.
“Following in Lynn’s footsteps, Stacey is driven and ambitious in her leadership position and also understands the importance of building a team around her for the benefit of the patients she’s committed to serving,” observed NHIF Chair Chris Maksym, PharmD, RPh. “She is most deserving of this honor.”
“Lynn Giglione was an inspirational, energetic, and dedicated leader with an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of patients,” said NHIA president and CEO Connie Sullivan, BPharm. “Like Lynn, Stacey has cultivated an exceptional team that is patient-centered, creative, and grounded. Her passion for innovative care and mentoring the next generation of leaders makes her the ideal recipient of this prestigious award.”
“To be recognized for this award means to me that I am truly serving in a servant leadership role,” said Jensen. “Understanding my true purpose and the strengths I have been given allows me to cultivate and bring forward those key attributes I see in others. My goal is to drive optimal patient outcomes and also bring forth the best in the clinicians I am so blessed to lead and mentor.”
Among her many other contributions to home infusion therapy, Giglione served on the inaugural Board of the NHIF, which sponsors the award.
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. Visit nhia.org for more information.