GREENVILLE - Nick Anderson has returned to his roots and became the administrator of Village Green HealthCare Center on April 21.
Anderson, son of Connie (Yohey) Shiverdecker of Greenville and Tony Anderson of Ansonia, chose to come back to Greenville to be closer to his family.
“And, to be a part of the new building, its construction and quality,” he said.
He comes back home from Pennsylvania where he was a nursing home administrator in Butler for the past three years.
“At the last place, there were 130 beds, bigger than any place around here,” he said. “It was sad to leave, but like they say, one door closes and another door opens.”
He enjoys being in administration of a nursing home.
“I catch the fever with the older adult population and that makes a difference everyday,” he said. “You get them to smile and get paid to do it. That’s always exciting for me.”
Anderson said he likes to joke quite a bit.
“You have to have a sense of humor in long-term care,” he said.
Anderson, a 2006 Greenville High School graduate, earned a degree in hospital administration and long-term health care administration from Ohio University. He had also worked for the Greenville Water Department for several years.
Early on in his career, he was an intern at the Brethren Retirement Community in 2009 and at Wayne HealthCare in 2010.
“I can’t say enough about Brethren Retirement Community,” he said. “Both were a very good experience.”
He has joined the local Rotary Club and may get into other organizations, like he did in Pennsylvania.
In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and spending time with his family, including his two sisters, Holli and Tracy, and their children.
What was he like in high school?
“I tried to stay out trouble,” mused Anderson, who attended St. Mary ‘s Catholic School until sixth grade. “I was in the typical activities. I had been on student council during high school, played baseball and was in Key clubs.
He is anxiously awaiting the opening of the new Village Green, whose address is on KitchenAid Way in the northern part of Greenville.
“It is supposed to open at the end of August,” he said. “It has a capacity for 89 beds. There will be a memory/Alzheimer’s care and assisted living units. We will have state-of-the-art equipment. Everything will be new. We’re not taking anything with us except for the residents and employees.”
The facility, formerly known as Gade Nursing Home, will continue with its [post-op] Therapy to Home program at the new location.
“We are looking to at least double the number of current employees,” Anderson said.
Some of the long-time employees now include Cheryl Stump, business office manager; Jodelle Smith, director of activities; and Wanda Harter, an aide. He said Tonya Kelly is nursing administrator.