Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 12:38 PM
Former President Jimmy Carter was discharged at 1:15 pm Thursday after a two-day stay at MetroHealth Medical Center for a gastric viral infection.
Carter was taken to Metro by ambulance on Tuesday after reporting stomach distress on a flight to Cleveland for a scheduled book tour appearance. In a statement from the hospital, the 85-year-old is going right back to work with a meeting scheduled in Washington, D.C. The statement says that Carter "thanked his medical team at MetroHealth for the attentive and comprehensive care and treatment he received during his stay. He also again expressed his appreciation to all the members of the public who sent greetings to him."