Bill Clinton thanks UCI Medical Center staff

Former President Bill Clinton, and former first lady and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton thank members of the medical staff as he is released from the University of California Irvine Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

ORANGE, Calif. — Former President Bill Clinton Wednesday thanked his doctors and caregivers at UC Irvine Medical Center for the treatment he received during his recent stay at the hospital, and also gave thanks for the public’s support.

Clinton, 75, was released from UCI Medical Center Sunday after a five-day stay for treatment of a urinary tract infection that spread into his bloodstream.

“I was so touched by the outpouring of support I received during my stay in the hospital. Thanks so much,” Clinton said in a video message posted on Twitter by his spokesman. “I’d also like to thank the doctors and nurses at UC Irvine Medical Center for the absolutely wonderful care they gave me over the last several days. Special thanks to Dr. (Alpesh) Amin, who oversaw my care and kept my family informed along the way.” 


Amin is executive director of hospital medicine at UC Irvine Health.

“I’m really glad to be back home,” Clinton said in the video, which was filmed outdoors from his home in New York. “I’m doing great, enjoying this beautiful fall weather. I’m on the road to recovery, but I want to remind everyone out there, take the time to listen to your bodies and care for yourselves.”

He added that “each of us has an important role to play in life and in the immediate future.”

“I for one am going to do my best to be around to keep doing the most good I can for a lot longer,” he said.

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