The Office of Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that the Governor has been released from Iowa Methodist Medical Center after being admitted out of an abundance of caution due to a mild flu and dehydration. The governor was released at approximately 9 a.m. and is currently resting comfortably at the governor’s residence. The governor rested last night and continued receiving intravenous fluids.
Kevin J. Cunningham, M.D., F.A.C.P., who is the governor’s personal physician and saw him both last evening and this morning, stated the following:
“Today, at approximately 9 a.m., Gov. Terry Branstad was discharged from the hospital in good condition and he is now resting comfortably at Terrace Hill. After seeing him both Monday evening and this morning, and personally reviewing his medical tests and records, it’s my opinion as a medical professional that the incident was caused by a mild flu and dehydration. We have ruled out other contributing factors, including cardiac issues and stroke. Gov. Branstad will be able to resume a normal work schedule in the near future.”
The Governor and Lt. Governor have canceled their public events for the remainder of the week to allow ample time to rest and recuperate. This includes previously scheduled events in Cedar Rapids, Charles City, Waverly and Manchester.
They plan resume their schedules on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.