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Patterson Released from Hospital

Public Date: 9/14/2012 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

​Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson was discharged today from McLaren Oakland Hospital five weeks after he received multiple orthopedic injuries in a two-vehicle accident caused by a VW Passat that turned in front of his Chrysler 300. Patterson will continue his physical rehabilitation at an undisclosed location in Oakland County. He also will continue to receive daily briefings from staff.

"I've made great progress under the outstanding care of the staff at McLaren Oakland Hospital," Patterson said. "I look forward to continuing the healing process so that I can return to the Executive Office Building soon."

Patterson's security officer, Jim Cram, who also was injured in the crash, remains hospitalized. No discharge date has been set for Cram.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer, at (248) 858-1048.