Bishop Clark recovering from hip-replacement surgery - Catholic Courier

Bishop Clark recovering from hip-replacement surgery

Diocesan officials announced Thursday morning, May 8, that Bishop Matthew H. Clark, 70, was doing very well in the surgical recovery area of Rochester’s Highland Hospital, following 90-minute surgery earlier that day to replace his left hip. According to the diocese, the surgery went exactly as the bishop’s surgical team had hoped.

After a brief hospital stay and initial rehabilitative therapy at the hospital, which is common in such procedures, Bishop Clark is expected to recuperate at home. Officials said he hopes to return to work as soon as his doctor allows.

Cards or notes for Bishop Clark may be sent to: Pastoral Center, 1150 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY 14624.

Bishop Clark, who was ordained a bishop by Pope John Paul II in May 1979 and installed as eighth bishop of Rochester the following month, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of his episcopate in 2009.

This story was updated at 10:50 a.m. on Thursday, May 8.

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