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William F. Connell School of Nursing

PolyMedica Corporation Establishes Fellowship Fund

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Boston College is pleased to announce that PolyMedica Corp-oration has pledged $1 million to establish a scholarship fund in honor of Thomas O. Pyle, Chairman of PolyMedica's Board of Directors, in recognition of his vision and innovation in the healthcare field and his outstanding contributions to the delivery of patient care.

The PolyMedica Corporation Thomas O. Pyle Nursing Fellowship Fund will provide financial support for master's or doctoral level study at the Connell School, with preference given to RNs who work in either oncology or endocrinology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

For more than a decade, PolyMedica Corporation has been the nation's largest provider of blood glucose testing supplies and related services to people with diabetes and today serves more than 925,000 active diabetes patients. The Company also offers a full service pharmacy to meet patients' medication needs and provides patient education to help its patients better manage their health conditions. Pyle was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in September 2005 and has served as a director of PolyMedica since June 2004.