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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Giffords released from hospital, will begin outpatient treatment

Giffords released from hospital, will begin outpatient treatment U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been released from a hospital in Houston, Texas, and expects to begin outpatient treatment soon, according to a statement released Wednesday by TIRR Memorial Hermann.
Giffords was shot in the head January 8 during a mass shooting incident in Arizona. She is expected to move into her home in League City, Texas.
"We are very excited that she has reached the next phase of her rehabilitation and can begin outpatient treatment," said Dr. Gerard Francisco, the hospital's chief medical officer. Francisco will continue to supervise Giffords' case.
Giffords will still get intensive therapy as an outpatient and will work with the same rehab team that has been with her from the beginning, the statement said.
Giffords has been at TIRR Memorial Hermann since late January.
"Gabby gives her all to everything she does, and that's exactly what she's been doing at TIRR since January 26," said Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, Giffords' husband. "The remarkable progress she has made since then is a testament to both her single-minded determination to get better and the team of medical professionals overseeing her care."

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