Bishop Matthew H. Clark, 70, was released from Rochester’s Highland Hospital Monday, May 12, following several days of physical therapy after a 90-minute surgery May 8 to replace his left hip. According to diocesan officials, Bishop Clark is doing very well and is in good spirits, and the bishop’s doctor is pleased with his progress.
Bishop Clark was transferred to St. Ann’s Community, where he will spend several days in rehabilitative therapy and recuperation. He will then continue his recovery at home. Diocesan officials said the bishop is eager to return to work in a few weeks, pending his doctor’s approval.
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.