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Friday, July 26, 2019

Isakson Discharged From WellStar Inpatient Rehab

Will remain at home in Georgia for continued physical therapy

MARIETTA, Ga. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was discharged and sent home today from WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he was admitted Saturday for inpatient rehabilitation after suffering four fractured ribs in a fall at his Washington, D.C., apartment. He is making good progress in his recovery and will continue to work with WellStar’s specialized team of doctors on his physical rehabilitation on an outpatient basis.

“I am doing much better thanks to the excellent medical care and rehabilitation services I have received,” said Isakson. “I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and will remain focused on making a full recovery so I can get back to work. All of the thoughtful messages of support have kept my spirits high, and I thank everyone who has lifted me up during this time.”

“Senator Isakson has made great progress. He will be working with our rehabilitation team over the next few weeks to continue building his endurance. We expect him to make a full recovery," said Dr. Vimala Nair, medical director for Rehabilitation Services at WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Isakson will remain in Georgia next week and plans to return to D.C. after the August state work period.