Saturday, May 7, 2011

Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry to Have Heart Surgery

I don't normally publish Marion County Demcoratic Chairman Ed Treacy press releases, but this is signficant news.  Ogden on Politics wishes Prosecutor Curry a successful surgery and recovery.

Marion County Prosecutor
Terry Curry
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry to undergo cardiac bypass surgery on Monday

Prognosis for full recovery is excellent, office will function seamlessly in his absence

(Indianapolis, Ind.) Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry will undergo cardiac bypass surgery on Monday, his office announced today. At an afternoon briefing, Chief Deputy David Rimstidt and Dr. Ed Fry, cardiologist with the St. Vincent Medical Group, provided an overview of the procedure, and the administration of the duties of the Prosecutor’s Office in Curry’s absence.

On Friday afternoon, Prosecutor Curry began to feel unwell and drove himself to the hospital. Tests revealed he has arterial blockage. Based on the recommendation of his physician, Curry will undergo cardiac bypass surgery.

Prosecutor Curry leads an active and healthy lifestyle; however, his family has a history of heart problems. He has always monitored his health, is a non-smoker, and exercises three times a week. Prosecutor Curry is being treated by the cardiologists at the St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and is expected to make a full recovery following the procedure. He is currently alert, awake and resting in the hospital.

“The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will be without our leader for the coming weeks, but it will function seamlessly,” said Chief Deputy David Rimstidt. “All ten of our divisions have very capable and experienced supervisors and it will be business as usual as we carry out the essential mission of the MCPO.”

While Prosecutor Curry recovers from his home, Rimstidt and Chief Counsel Laurel Judkins will manage the day-to-day administration of the Prosecutor’s Office.

"I am very fortunate to have access to world-class healthcare in Central Indiana, and I look forward to continuing the work of the MCDP during my recovery and when I return to my daily routine in the office," Prosecutor Curry said. "I strongly encourage anyone with a history of heart problems to ensure they are regularly evaluated by their physicians, and ensure they and their loved ones are educated about steps to good heart health."


rohshack147 said...

i urge everyone out there to pray for Mr. Curry! Good luck Terry!

M Theory said...

I'm sure there will be a good outcome. ANd Kudos to Curry for getting care immediately.

I think they handled this very well by assuring the public the office will run fine over the next couple weeks without him.