Calling All Entrepreneurs!
ARJ Infusion Services’ very own Lisa Sackuvich has been selected to be a panelist at Kansas City Business Journal’s Entrepreneur Panel & Reception. The event will spotlight successful entrepreneurs who were featured in the Business Journal throughout 2016. Each panelist will share an in-depth perspective of the risks, efforts, and successes they’ve faced as they launched a new endeavor.
Thursday, Feb. 23
4:30 – 7 p.m.
Foundation Event Space
1221 Union Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64101
ARJ Infusion Services, launched by Sackuvich in 2000, is a specialty pharmacy and home health nursing organization with nearly 100 employees. ARJ provides in-home infusion therapies for patients with rare, chronic, and complex conditions. Sackuvich plans, implements, and integrates the strategic direction of the business.
Sackuvich lists launching and operating her own company as her greatest professional accomplishment. When developing her business plan, she drew upon her past interactions with patients and co-workers in various healthcare environments. In particular, the lack of care and customer service delivered to infusion patients shocked Sackuvich during her nursing career. Those experiences inspired her to push for change in healthcare and build a company that values patients and employees, she said.
“Absorbing their feelings and feedback provided me with a unique type of field research that helped me take a leap of faith in the name of compassionate patient care,” said Sackuvich. “It has been our mission that we do our job by doing exactly what we say we’re going to do.”
ARJ Infusion Services has donated more than $3 million to nonprofits during the last 16 years, and Sackuvich encourages her employees and their families to volunteer their time in the community.
Sackuvich serves on the board for Midwest Hemophilia Association, which sponsors fundraising activities that support people with bleeding disorders. For 23 years, she has spent a week as a counselor at a summer camp that caters to kids with hemophilia in Missouri and Kansas.