Monday, October 23, 2017

NHIF Awards First Scholarship for In-Home Infusion Nursing

This year, the National Home Infusion Foundation (NHIF) presented a registered nurse at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital with the first-ever Lynn Giglione Memorial Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing. The scholarship was created to honor nurse Lynn Giglione, a longtime National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) member who sought to improve patients’ lives by spearheading at-home infusion programs. She also stands out as the first female and first nurse chair of the NHIA Board of Directors. In her memory, the scholarship seeks to advance learning and leadership among nurses focusing on home and specialty infusion.

Moving forward, NHIF plans to award the scholarship annually to nurses who demonstrate dedication to and leadership in the field of home and specialty infusion. The funding provided by the scholarship covers the cost of travel and attendance to the annual NHIF conference, which offers industry-leading educational opportunities for clinical workers seeking to advance the field. Scholarship recipients can bring the knowledge gained during the conference back to their colleagues to help shape the future of at-home infusion.

Individuals interested in learning more about the foundation or applying for the Lynn Giglione Memorial Scholarship can visit

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pentec Health Named One of Fastest-Growing Companies in U.S.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Future Ready Connects Philadelphia Students to Career Possibilities

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Golfing Tips from Jimmy Walker - A Flexible Putting Stroke

An award-winning business leader, Joe Cosgrove currently serves as the president and CEO of Pentec Health, a specialty infusion solutions provider based in Philadelphia. Joe Cosgrove balances his responsibilities at Pentec Health with a wide range of additional interests, such as golf. 

In a Golf Magazine article, professional golfer and PGA Tour winner Jimmy Walker shared tips to help golfers lower their score and shoot their personal best. Walker’s first golfing tip is to develop a flexible putting stroke that generates a tight roll, rather than using a stiff putting stroke. According to Walker, golfers often miss putts because they keep the putter square throughout the swing and impact the ball with an open clubface. 

While practicing a putting swing that implements an arcing path, Walker recommends using an alignment stick to promote an inside line during the swing, and gently rocking the shoulders to produce the proper path. Walker also notes that many players position the toe of the putter slightly upward to enhance the curved stroke movement.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tips for Cycling in Headwind

President of Pennsylvania-based Pentec Health, Joe Cosgrove possesses more than two decades of experience in the diversified life sciences industry. Away from Pentec Health, Joe Cosgrove spends his time traveling and cycling.

Among the many challenges of outdoor cycling is pedaling against headwind. Headwind occurs when the wind blows from directly in front of a rider, creating resistance against forward motion. Pushing through the resistance often causes exhaustion, but exercising a few techniques can help a rider overcome the windy obstacle.

Increased aerodynamics is achievable by lowering the body to reduce surface or skin friction. Riders should practice lowering their back to almost a horizontal state, or parallel to the ground, and keeping their elbows close to the body. The back should not be hunched over; to avoid this, riders must lift their head slightly until their back is flat. Riders who practice this position while pedaling into headwind notice an immediate change in the effects of wind resistance. Pedaling becomes easier because the body has minimized the surface area at which the wind can push back.

Another way to cycle against headwind involves seeking shelter behind other riders. Riders in a team can take turns at the front of the pack, allowing others to ride in the wake in a low pressure area; this practice is known as drafting or sheltering. The leading rider breaks through the direct force of the wind, allowing riders behind to exert less energy as they pedal.

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Jay Fund Provides Financial Assistance and Game Planning

A seasoned health-care executive with many years of experience in Pennsylvania, Joe Cosgrove currently serves as the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Pentec Health in Boothwyn. Aside from his professional activities with Pentec Health, Joe Cosgrove supports the efforts of the Jay Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting families of children with cancer diagnoses.

The Jay Fund focuses primarily on providing financial assistance to families, helping alleviate some of the burden of hospitalization, home care, and other medical expenses. The organization furnishes grants to pay for expenses such as mortgages, phone bills, utilities, and rent payments. Each grant recipient receives financial planning materials to help them stay on top of their medical expenses, as well as access to a quarterly seminar on the financial challenges of childhood cancer. The Jay Fund also offers a series of scholarships, designed to support the educational aspirations of patients and survivors and help them realize their dreams. 

The organization supports these and its other activities through fundraisers such as the 2015 Wine Tasting Gala on March 20 and the 20th Anniversary Celebrity Golf Classic on May 17, 2015.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Pentec Health Provides Specialty Infusion Services

An experienced executive with a proven record as a turnaround specialist and business strategist, Joe Cosgrove currently serves Pentec Health, Inc., as its president, CEO, and director. A graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, he has spent his career in positions of progressively increasing responsibility and authority within the pharmaceutical and health care industry. Joe Cosgrove was vice president and general manager of Cardinal Health’s global pharmaceutical and supply chain services prior to his current position at Pentec Health.

Established in 1983 as Pentec Infusions, the firm is a leading provider of renal nutrition, such as intraperitoneal nutrition and intradialytic parenteral nutrition therapies performed for dialysis patients, as well as other specialty infusion and pharmacy services. The company’s specialty infusion division, which supports clients who have implanted intrathecal pumps, is accredited for home care by the Joint Commission and provides in-home care for patients with a broad range of disorders, including stroke, spinal cord injury, cancer pain, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and other painful or debilitating conditions.

Pentec Health’s specialty pharmacy compounds sterile medications that are custom made for each individual patient in accordance with the prescribing physician’s exact specifications. In addition to preparing such traditional compounds as pain management medications, antibiotics, total parenteral nutrition, and intravenous immunoglobulins, the pharmacy also prepares preservative-free medications for patients with implanted infusion pumps and concentrates on nutritional compounds for dialysis patients. More information about the company is available on its website at