Navigation Links
Billy Graham Returns Home Following Hospital Observation
Date:10/11/2008

Doctor Confirms Fall Should Not Pose Setback and Expects the 89-Year-Old

Evangelist to Recover Fully

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Evangelist Billy Graham has returned to his mountain home in Montreat, N.C. upon his release this afternoon from Mission Hospital in nearby Asheville following a brief stay. He was admitted for observation after he tripped over one of his three dogs and fell late Friday.

Mr. Graham's physicians said that he suffered no broken bones in the fall. They had offered him the choice of being released or remaining in the hospital overnight for additional observation. He chose to stay rather than make the trip back home, due to the lateness of the hour. His nurses said that Mr. Graham had an uneventful night, was able to sleep and has since been sitting up in a chair and taking full meals.

Mr. Graham's personal physician, Lucian Rice, MD, confirmed the fall should not pose a setback for the 89-year-old evangelist.

"Of course we worry any time a patient takes a fall, especially an older patient," Dr. Rice said. "But while Mr. Graham is somewhat bruised, with some extremely sore muscles, he seems to have suffered no serious injuries, and in fact he was able to work on his physical therapy regimen first thing the next morning. I am encouraging him to remain as active as possible, but to be mindful of his dog, who likes to keep faithfully at his feet. I expect Mr. Graham to recover fully."
Mr. Graham will celebrate his 90th birthday on Nov. 7.

For more information contact:

Merrell Gregory, Mission Hospital

828.213-4806 Office

828.207-2470 Pager

828.778-9040 Cell

merrell.gregory@msj.org

A. Larry Ross,

Director Media/Public Relations for Billy Graham

972.267-1111 Office

469.774-6362 Cell (wknd)

alr@alarryross.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Mission Hospital
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Billy Graham Home After Hospitalization:
2. Cheryl Fossum Graham Joins Knopp Neurosciences as Head of Regulatory and Development Strategy
3. Healthcare Executive Richard Peitzmeier Returns to Phoenix as Regional Sales Director of SCAN Health Plan Arizona
4. Local Returns as Doctor to Serve Communities of High Desert/Victor Valley & Apple Valley
5. Radiation May Help When Prostate Cancer Returns
6. Michel Nakache Returns to Euro RSCG Life as Worldwide Managing Partner
7. EDS Returns to Georgia With $391 Million Medicaid Win
8. USA TODAY Weight-Loss Challenge Returns For 5th Year With Eight Weeks of Compelling Stories and Online Features
9. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centers Big Expedition for Cancer Research Team Returns From Reconnaissance Flight Over Alaskas Glacier Bay Park
10. ORBIS Internationals Flying Eye Hospital Returns to Myanmar
11. Study Shows New Therapy Opens Blocked Fallopian Tubes, Returns Fertility Without Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/26/2017)... , ... May 26, 2017 , ... On May 24, ... which narrowly passed the U.S. House on May 4, would result in 23 million ... under continued implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2017 , ... Dr. Alex ... proud to announce a new, informational blog post on insurance options. If a Bay ... insurance plans may help save time and money. Visiting an in-network provider for a ...
(Date:5/26/2017)... ... May 26, 2017 , ... “Cactus Jack: Against All ... so many others. “Cactus Jack: Against All Odds” is the creation of published ... D. Hubbard is married to Jack Carlisle’s third child Jane. Walter. Walter and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... May 24, 2017 , ... Altec Products, Inc., a leader ... – a one-day technology conference in San Diego, CA. , At nVerge 2017, ... to fully utilize and enhance their Sage ERP solutions by providing improved visibility and ...
(Date:5/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... STATEMENT OPPOSING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S 2018 BUDGET ... budget, “A New Foundation for American Greatness—President's Budget FY 2018,” because it is ... populations, undermines productivity, and destroys the social safety net needed by hardworking but ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/18/2017)... WHIPPANY, N.J. , May 18, 2017  Two ... Healthcare Businesswomen,s Association (HBA) during its recent 28 th ... New York City.  The event showcases HBA,s longstanding mission ... the business of healthcare. Cindy Powell-Steffen ... in Bayer,s U.S. Radiology division, and Libby Howe ...
(Date:5/15/2017)...  Amy Baxter MD, chief executive officer and founder ... relief, was awarded a 2017 Top 40 Healthcare Transformer ... at the MM&M Top 40 Healthcare Transformers dinner and ... on May 10, 2017. The dinner followed a full-day ... the pill."  "Innovation goes beyond invention," noted ...
(Date:5/12/2017)... May 12, 2017  The China and Canada ... that consumes less water, energy and detergent, and features a powerful ... LaughingU, a shoebox-sized washing machine that washes and sanitizes women,s panties ... ... is compact, and does not require an external water inlet. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: