Rep. Steve Scalise released from hospital; to begin inpatient rehabilitation
WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Scalise has "made excellent progress" and was discharged from the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, the hospital announced on Wednesday.
Scalise is now entering into "intensive inpatient rehabilitation."
The hospital provided the following update:
"Congressman Steve Scalise has made excellent progress in his recovery from a life-threatening gunshot wound six weeks ago. Yesterday, he was discharged from MedStar Washington Hospital Center and is now beginning a period of intensive inpatient rehabilitation. He is in good spirits and is looking forward to his return to work once he completes rehabilitation. He and his family are grateful for the care he received from the trauma team as well as the other doctors, nurses, and staff of MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The family also appreciates the outpouring of prayers and support during this time."
Scalise was shot on June 14 during a congressional baseball practice. He was shot by 66-year-old James Hodgkinson, of Belleville, Illinois, who was killed in a shootout with police after shooting Scalise and four others.
Scalise has undergone several surgeries since the shooting at the Eugene Simpson Stadium Park. Dr. Jack Sava, the head of trauma at MedStar Washington Medical Center, said a bullet entered Scalise's left hip and damaged bones, organs and blood vessels.