Ken Anderson is a towering presence, in person and in the community. Eagle
Scout, Rotarian, Banker, and now, cardiac patient.
One spring night, Ken arrived by ambulance at Rideout Memorial Hospital's
Emergency Department, where tests indicated he had suffered a heart attack
and required surgery. He was in the right place. The Heart Center at Rideout
offers comprehensive cardiac care, and thoracic surgeon Dr. Baron Harper
took charge of Ken's case.
Ken recalls the days leading up to his surgery, "Dr. Harper was very
caring, confident and comfortable as he took me, and my family, through
what would happen during and after the procedure, putting us at ease.
There was no question that I had the right man, a terrific human being."
Ken had praise, too, for "every nurse, every technician" at Rideout,
at Rideout Home Health, who continued care after his discharge, and at
the cardiac rehab program he continues to attend.
Once again robust, Ken reflects, "You put your life in these people's
hands. They all have the right attitude, the right spirit and give to
the max. You know something is going very right at Rideout."