| State

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Heinz Kerry discharged from hospital, expected to recover

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
In this Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004 file photo, Teresa Heinz Kerry covers her heart after speaking at the United Jewish Communities 2004 International Lion of Judah Conference, in Washington.

Daily Photo Galleries

By From Wire and Online Reports
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 6:30 p.m.

BOSTON — Teresa Heinz Kerry on Saturday walked out of a Boston rehabilitation hospital nearly three weeks since she had a seizure at her home on Nantucket.

“It was amazing, a miracle,” the heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune and wife of Secretary of State John Kerry said in a statement.

The 74-year-old is expected to make a full recovery at home with out-patient treatment, according to Glen Johnson, a State Department spokesman.

Doctors ruled out a brain tumor, heart attack or stroke as the cause.

Heinz Kerry, the widow of former Sen. John Heinz, thanked the staff of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

“They are the kindest people, who love what they do and do it superbly well.”

Heinz Kerry has an estate in Fox Chapel and is the chair of The Heinz Endowments, Downtown.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pennsylvania

  1. Settlements in Sandusky scandal up to nearly $93 million for Penn State
  2. Chief justice revokes Feudale’s senior judge status
  3. Western Pa. dairies get creative to ensure eggnog supply
  4. Bucks County tells state: No budget, no tax payments
  5. Judge says Attorney General Kane is ‘corrupt, deceptive’
  6. Pennsylvania Senate defeats tax overhaul plan
  7. Philly traffic stop turns violent; trooper shot in shoulder
  8. Western Pa. community colleges struggle for relevancy as enrollment falls
  9. Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf: ‘Theatrics’ holding up budget