Bishop Matthew H. Clark, 70, was released from St. Ann’s Community in Rochester on May 17. He had spent several days at the facility in rehabilitative therapy and recuperation after a 90-minute surgery May 8 to replace his left hip.
He was transferred to St. Ann’s Community May 12 following several days of physical therapy at Rochester’s Highland Hospital, where the hip-replacement surgery was performed.
The bishop is now continuing his recovery at home. Diocesan officials said the bishop is eager to return to work in a few weeks, pending his doctor’s approval. Officials also said the bishop is doing very well and is in good spirits, and the bishop’s doctor is pleased with his progress.
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 on May 19, 2008.