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Spreading Light: Nurse Practitioner Creates 30 Goodie Bags for Patients

Sep 23, 2020 | Features

Kathy Anderson has a heart of gold. A nurse practitioner for more than 20 years, she recently made 30 goodie bags for isolated residents at a skilled nursing & rehabilitation center where she delivers care in Richmond, Va.

A wooden airplane kit, colored pencils, a jumbo word search book and other comforts were among the treats provided.

“Because of COVID-19, there were no group activities and residents were mostly confined to their rooms,” said Kathy, who took the time to make each gift bag on her own. “I was attempting to bring some light to their gloomy day!”

Kathy, who has been with Legacy Care for more than 8 years, is a seasoned caregiver who is devoted to her patients. “Geriatrics is a great specialty that brings many rewards.”

Board-certified in acute care, Kathy received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware and her Master’s of Science in Nursing in Critical Care Nursing from Seton Hall University. She trained as an acute care nurse practitioner at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing.