The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y Opens

Pawling’s own Butch Anderson has a Cardiopulmonary Center named after him…

 

Located in the heart of Poughkeepsie, The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center will offer those who have experienced a heart attack, bypass surgery, cardiac or lung surgery, or various other heart or lung disease complications, the latest in medical, nursing and therapeutic technology, while focusing on the activities of living such as walking, dressing, assistive eating, and communication.

 

The center is named in honor of Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson who has worked for the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office for more than 40 years. Starting out as a deputy and later serving as a detective, he continued moving up the ranks until he became sheriff in 2000.  However, Anderson’s lengthy law enforcement career could have been derailed at an early age. When he was just 38, Anderson was told he needed risky 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. He credits the role rehabilitation played in helping him get back on his feet to tackle life’s challenges.

 

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