15 November 2005
Lynn Hillhouse Receives Award
By Randy Wilson
Governor Bob Riley recently awarded Jacksonville State University nursing instructor Lynn
Hillhouse a certificate of appreciation for her support of Alabama's senior
Hillhouse, a native of Center, is an instructor of community
health at JSU. Hillhouse holds a master's of science in nursing from the
University of Phoenix-New Orleans and she is a 1994 graduate of
In addition to currently working on her doctoral studies at Case
Western Reserve University, Hillhouse also is the 2004-2006 President Sigma
Theta Tau—the nursing honor's society.
Governor Riley based the award on Hillhouse's work with the Alabama SenioRx Program.
SenioRx is a partnership of state agencies and community organizations designed to assist
senior citizens, ages 60 and older, with chronic medical conditions who have
no prescription insurance coverage and limited financial means—living below
200% of the poverty level when applying for drug assistance programs provided
by pharmaceutical manufacturers.
According to the certificate,
Hillhouse's commitment is not only admirable, but also inspirational and it is
dedicated individuals such as Lynn who are making truly making a positive
difference in society.
"Lynn Hillhouse has an exceptional level of
expertise in geriatrics that is evident in a variety of courses for which she
has responsibility," said Dr. Sarah V. Latham, dean of JSU's College of
Nursing and Health Sciences. "Acting as an advocate for our older citizens,
Ms. Hillhouse was instrumental in the development of SenioRX in Cherokee
County. Governor Riley's acknowledgement of her contributions is deeply
For more information about the SenioRx program, call
Hillhouse at (256)782-5934 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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