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Statement by Cheryl D. Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff

Press Statement
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
June 19, 2009


At 7:30 this morning, Secretary Clinton underwent a two-hour surgery to successfully repair her fractured right elbow. Her doctors at The George Washington University Hospital have advised her that they expect her to make a full recovery without lasting damage to her arm. After the surgery she returned to her home in Washington where she will remain with her family through the weekend.

Decisions about her schedule and travel will be made and announced in the days to come.

She, President Clinton, and Chelsea are grateful for the many prayers and messages of good will they have received these past few days, and are so very thankful for the excellent care provided by the doctors, nurses and the staff of The George Washington University Hospital.

PRN: 2009/623


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