This week – Nurses Week, marks thirty years since Kathryn Verber, SW, RN began her professional journey in nursing. Little did she know that her chosen career would span three decades, connect her with countless families and provide many opportunities to improve the quality of life for hundreds of children.
Today, as the Northern Virginia Pediatric Case Manager for Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, Kathryn plays a critical role in connecting families with services through the Medical Care for Children Partnership program (MCCP). Families who fall 300% below the federal poverty level are eligible to enroll their children and once enrolled, Kaiser Permanente and Fairfax County Department of Health work to coordinate treatment and medical care.
Every day, as a part of the Kaiser Permanente team, Kathryn helps families navigate through complex medical conditions, connect with providers, and she in turn reduces the stress families feel as they maneuver through the system.
This year, the MCCP Foundation Board of Directors recognized Kathryn with the Dr. Jorge Arnoldson Memorial Award, for her demonstrated dedication and deep concern for the well-being of local children. The Award is given to a person or organization who has demonstrated a history of engagement in children’s health issues, and who embodies Dr. Arnoldson’s credo that “giving is a matter of conscience.”
Currently, through the MCCP program, Kaiser Permanente serves nearly 2,300 children in Northern Virginia and I have the privilege of engaging with Kathryn who serves every family, every time.
Director of Charitable Health Programs