New Editor Joins Respiratory & Sleep Management Magazine

New Editor Joins Respiratory & Sleep Management Magazine

Respiratory & Sleep Management welcomes Janis Samaripa Rizzuto as editor, effective immediately. Rizzuto is an award-winning magazine editor with 13 years of experience in the health care industry.

Rizzuto was most recently publisher/editor of Southern California Physician, a magazine for physician members of six Southern California county medical associations. From 1991-98, Rizzuto worked as editor-in-chief of HomeCare, which at the time was the leading magazine in the home medical equipment industry. At both health care publications, Rizzuto garnered awards for her work, including two Jesse H. Neal Awards and numerous Maggie Awards from the Western Publications Association. Across her career, Rizzuto has held editorial leadership positions at publications in other fields as well, including financial services, project management and retailing.

“I am pleased to be working in the home heath care field again,” Rizzuto says. “The opportunities and challenges ahead for HME providers specializing in respiratory and sleep therapies are many. I look forward to writing about the developments and creating an engaging magazine to support the providers’ efforts.”

Karen Cavallo, publisher of Respiratory & Sleep Management, says: “Janis’ background is a great match for the magazine. She brings a wealth of HME industry understanding and history that will immediately impact our coverage.” 

Rizzuto can be reached at jrizzuto@hmemediagroup.com or 714/655-0730. She is based in Orange, Calif. Cavallo can be reached at kcavallo@hmemediagroup.com or 760/610-0800.

Respiratory & Sleep Management is the only HME industry magazine, Web site and e-letter devoted exclusively to oxygen, sleep and asthma. It offers solutions for HME professionals on topics such as improving CPAP compliance, home ventilation, oxygen reform, sleep, and continuous vs. pulse dose therapy. RSM is published by 1105 Media Inc., which provides integrated business-to-business media. 1105 delivers information through print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; and Web-based services. 1105 is based in Chatsworth, Calif., and was formed in April 2006 by Nautic Partners LLC, Alta Communications and President and CEO Neal Vitale.

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