Family releases latest update on Rep. Scalise’s medical condition

Rep. Steve Scalise, who was wounded in the deadly June 14 shooting at a congressional baseball practice, is still hospitalized but has been upgraded to “fair” condition, according to a new report just released Thursday.

A statement released on behalf of the Scalise family, dated July 13, read:

“Congressman Steve Scalise remains hospitalized at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Today he underwent surgery for the management of deep tissue infection related to his bullet wounds. He is in fair condition, and will require careful monitoring to see if and when further interventions are necessary.”

Scalise was re-admitted to intensive care July 5 due to new concerns of infection.

Concerns were raised recently when a report came out that the MedStar Hospital where Scalise is being treated has been given a “D” in a hospital safety rating, due to a serious pattern of infections occurring among patients at the facility.

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