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New Poughkeepsie Cardio Center Honors Sheriff 'Butch' Anderson


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.

Source: http://southwestdutchess.dailyvoice.com/police-fire/new-poughkeepsie-cardio-center-honors-sheriff-butch-anderson/731406/

Donation made to Valatie Food Pantry


The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Barnwell in Valatie held a Community Garage Sale in the fall. Together with the community participating and coming to the garage sale and with a donation from the Grand Health Care System, $1,000 was donated to the Valatie Food Pantry. Pictured from the left are Gary March, assistant administrator; Bridget Delcoure, director of recreation; Patricia Digrigoli, representative from the Valatie Food Pantry; and Paul Scarpinato, administrator.

Source: https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/donation-made-valatie-food-pantry

EinSwine visits Barnwell


The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Barnwell had a very special visit from Albert EinSwine, a new pet therapy pig, on Dec. 20. Albert’s brother, Bacon Bits has been visiting Barnwell since 2016. Albert is 4 months old, weighs 14 pounds, and loves people just as much as Bacon Bits does. Both Bacon Bits and Albert EinSwine are mini potbelly pigs. Terry Hutchison travels with her pigs to 100 homes in 19 counties. They travel more than 6,000 miles a month visiting homes and doing as many community events as possible. The Grand Rehabilitation Center at Barnwell is one of the largest facilities that Bacon Bits and Albert EinSwine visit, as there is 6 units-long term, short term, rehab, and a Dementia Unit which altogether creates 236 beds. Residents, staff, and visitors are always very excited for the visits and meeting Albert EinSwine for the first time, decked out in a Holiday sweater did not disappoint.

Source: https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/article/einswine-visits-barnwell

New cardio center, named for sheriff "Butch" Anderson, opens in City of Poughkeepsie


Local dignitaries, community leaders, medical professionals and representatives from regional hospitals came to The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley (140 Main St., Poughkeepsie) Jan. 16 to mark The Grand Healthcare System’s opening of The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center.

The 12-bed center offers 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, according to a written release.

The center is named in honor of longtime Dutchess County Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson who underwent risky heart surgery at the age of 38 and credits the role rehabilitation played "in enabling him to get back on his feet and tackle life’s challenges." 

Source:http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/2018/01/18/new-cardio-center-named-sheriff-opens-poughkeepsie/1043855001/

Cardio Center Opens in Heart of Poughkeepsie


Responding to a call for enhanced cardiopulmonary care in the Hudson Valley, The Grand Healthcare System, one of New York’s leading healthcare companies, announced the opening of The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Located at 140 Main Street, within the Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley, the 12-bed 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, eating, and communication.

“In speaking with administrators at area hospitals, 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.”

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 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 enabling him to get back on his feet and tackle life’s challenges.

The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center will give patients access to a team of professionals in all phases their recovery, including education, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation, social services and speech-language therapy. Daily exercise groups, nursing rehabilitation and support groups, which provide valuable information and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes, are also offered.

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley has partnered with local cardiology and pulmonology practices to provide the highest level of care for its new cardiopulmonary patients. Physicians from these groups will round on a weekly basis with The Grand’s clinical team.

“Our goal is to get people better so that they can go home to their loved ones,” said Dan Muskin, regional vice president, The Grand Healthcare System. “Toward that end, we will focus on teaching residents how to rely on their strengths to compensate for functions that may have been compromised. Our therapists will work towards optimizing physical function using individualized exercise programs tailored to each resident’s quality of life goals.”

Source: http://hudsonvalleynewsnetwork.com/2018/01/17/cardiopulmonary-center-opens-heart-poughkeepsie/

Butch Andrerson Cardiopulmonary Center Opens in Poughkeepsie, NY


Responding to a call for enhanced cardiopulmonary care in the Hudson Valley, The Grand Healthcare System, one of New York’s leading healthcare companies, today announced the opening of The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Located at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley (140 Main Street) in the heart of Poughkeepsie, the 12-bed 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.

“In speaking with administrators at area hospitals, 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.”

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 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 enabling him to get back on his feet and tackle life’s challenges.”

The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center, which is housed in the facility’s sub-acute unit, will give patients access to a team of professionals in all phases their recovery, including education, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, recreation, social services and speech-language therapy. Daily exercise groups, nursing rehabilitation and support groups, which provide valuable information and a chance to meet others experiencing similar life changes, are also offered.

The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at River Valley has partnered with local cardiology and pulmonology practices to provide the highest level of care for its new cardiopulmonary patients. Physicians from these groups will round on a weekly basis with The Grand’s clinical team.

“Our goal is to get people better so that they can go home to their loved ones,” said Dan Muskin, regional vice president, The Grand Healthcare System. “Toward that end, we will focus on teaching residents how to rely on their strengths to compensate for functions that may have been compromised. Our therapists will work towards optimizing physical function using individualized exercise programs tailored to each resident’s quality of life goals.”

The Butch Anderson Cardiopulmonary Center will host a special launch celebration and ribbon cutting tonight from 5-7 p.m. Attendees will include local dignitaries, community leaders, medical professionals and representatives from regional hospitals. Members of the media are invited to attend.

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Source: http://www.theharlemvalleynews.net/?p=36194

Sharing the warmth


The Grand Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Barnwell in Valatie collected gloves, mittens, hats, scarves and socks last month. 140 items in all. The accessories support Columbia Opportunities Inc., a Community Action Agency serving Columbia County. Shown are, from left, Barbara Fieller, resident council president; Recreation Director Bridget Delcoure; Director of Operations and Outreach for Columbia Opportunities Gail Paone and Marie Hanusik, a resident.

Source: http://m.timesunion.com/local/article/Your-Best-Shot-12499634.php

Holiday Toy Drive In Whitestone


There was plenty of joy at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children as patients awaited the decorated van bearing donated gifts on December 21. “At a time of the year when so many of us are celebrating, it is beautiful to have the party come to the patients,” said Chloe Hodgson, the Director of Recreation at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens, a 179-bed state-of-the-art facility located at 157-15 19th Avenue in Whitestone. “Our Grand Van is our answer to Santa’s Sleigh. It brings gifts to children who cannot go out to the toy store this season.”

The Grand’s recipients are patients at St Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Bayside, which cares for children with special needs and disabilities, providing them intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education. “As a community-based institution, we are happy to have St. Mary’s Hospital as our partner. We both share a mission of providing personal attention and the best care to our clients,” said hospital liaison Heather Liezerson. At this year’s toy drive, St. Mary’s CEO Edwin F. Simpser, MD was joined by Council Member Paul Vallone, who represents northeast Queens.

“We are proud to partner with St. Mary’s and be joined by Councilman Vallone in this special event,” said The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing at Queens Administrator Peretz Stein “Our facility, like all of our care facilities across the state, participate in a variety of charitable events throughout the year, benefiting the communities in which we live and work.”

Based in Whitestone, The Grand Healthcare System offers customized rehabilitation and nursing services to patients who require either short- or long-term care. Its state-of-the-art facilities, which are located at multiple sites across New York, feature certified instructors who provide exceptional clinical care to help residents achieve their wellness goals. All sites offer carefully curated entertaining and dining options, and tranquil grounds for optimal recuperation. For more information, visit thegrandhealthcare.com.

Source: http://www.qgazette.com/news/2018-01-03/Features/Holiday_Toy_Drive_In_Whitestone.html