Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2020) — The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Lisa Sackuvich, RN, BSN, CRNI, is the recipient of its 2020 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award.

Sackuvich is the owner and president of ARJ Infusion Services in Lenexa, Kansas. Since launching her business in 2000, her philosophy has been that every patient deserves high-touch, personalized care for treatment of their rare or chronic disease. She has grown ARJ Infusion Services, a specialty pharmacy and nursing company, into a successful national organization—without losing sight of her original vision.

The Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that NHIA bestows on a member of the home and specialty infusion community, and is given to those that embody the energy, innovative spirit, leadership, and commitment to home infusion patients and quality care.

Sackuvich’s belief in a holistic approach to health care shows in her tireless work to support patients with the day-to-day aspects of managing their lives. Through her leadership, ARJ advocates for patients in their communities, connecting them to resources and support to help address the challenges of living with a chronic condition.

The company also partners with local nonprofit organizations to secure financial assistance, lifestyle resources, education, transportation, and translation services for patients, families and caregivers. In 2019, ARJ secured over $6 million in these crucial, life-changing resources for patients.

Patients and their families appreciate the approach to outstanding clinical care and comprehensive support, consistently giving ARJ high patient satisfaction scores. In 2019, the company ranked among the 10% in patient satisfaction for home infusion health care across the nation. That same year, ARJ also ranked fourth in the Kansas City Business Journal’s “Top Women-Owned Businesses” list and placed on the “Top Private Companies” in the region for the fifth year in a row.

“NHIA is proud to recognize Lisa’s accomplishments through this award,” said NHIA’s President and CEO Connie Sullivan, BSPharm. “She has built a company that embodies the highest ideals for clinical practice and patient care that goes well beyond delivering medications.”

“Lisa is a fitting recipient of the Gene Graves Award,” added NHIA Board Chair Logan Davis, PharmD, MBA. “Her commitment to patients and families is evident through the practice that she’s built, and the compassionate culture she’s nurtured within her company. We are proud to recognize Lisa’s accomplishments and celebrate the positive influence she’s had on our profession.”

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