Mayor Menino transferred to rehab hospital
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Mayor Thomas Menino has been transferred to a rehabilitation hospital after spending a month hospitalized for an infection and a compression fracture in his back.
The 69-year-old Menino was first hospitalized Oct. 26 after cutting short a vacation in Italy because of a respiratory infection. While at Brigham and Women's Hospital, he suffered a compression fracture in a vertebra in his spine.
Dr. Charles Morris said Monday that while Menino was hospitalized, doctors also discovered an infection in his back and diagnosed him with Type II diabetes. They also discovered a blood clot that moved from his leg to his lungs.
Morris said Menino was transferred Monday to the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital where he will work on getting his strength back after his long hospitalization.
Menino was first elected as Boston's mayor in 1993.