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April 16, 2018
Contact: HHS Press Office
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Update from the Department of Health and Human Services

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement:

Earlier today, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex M. Azar II, was discharged from St. Vincent’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana after he was admitted yesterday for treatment of a minor infection. The Secretary has been fully functional during his brief period of observation and has been in regular contact with HHS senior leadership. He will be back in the office tomorrow in Washington, D.C.

The Secretary and his family thank everyone for their concerns and well wishes. They are extremely grateful for the incredible doctors and nurses who provided him with excellent care during his one-night stay at St. Vincent’s.

This serves as an update following yesterday’s statement which can be read at https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/04/15/update-from-hhs.html.

Note: All HHS press releases, fact sheets and other news materials are available at https://www.hhs.gov/news.
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Last revised: April 16, 2018

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