POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian "Butch" Anderson received a high honor this week.
The Grand Healthcare System opened the Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie at 140 Main Street.
The 12-bed center will offer treatment to those who have experienced a heart attack, bypass surgery, cardiac or lung surgery, or various other heart or lung disease complications.
"We learned that there is a need for greater regional cardiopulmonary care,” said Jeremy B. Strauss, CEO of The Grand Healthcare System. “We talked about the opportunity and identified it as being something that we were able to deliver upon since we are always looking to expand the scope of rehabilitation services that we offer.”
At the age of 38, Anderson was told he needed open heart surgery. The new procedure had riskier odds but greater chances for survival if successful. Anderson allowed himself to be a “guinea pig” and elected to go with the experimental procedure. Anderson credits the role rehabilitation played in enabling him to get back on his feet and tackle life’s challenges.
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