Evangelist Billy Graham Admitted to Mission Hospital
Evangelist Billy Graham was admitted August 12 to Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C., near his home in Montreat, for evaluation and treatment of a pulmonary infection thought to be bronchitis. Upon admission, he was alert and in good spirits, according to a press release. Graham's pulmonologist said he was resting comfortably, that appropriate antibiotics were being administered and that his condition was stable. Graham, 93, was previously hospitalized for successful treatment of pneumonia in November 2011. He resumed his ongoing program of physical therapy and normal activity shortly after his release, according to his staff. Though Graham continues to remain at home due to age-related conditions, he remains actively involved in ministry and writing projects, including nearing completion of a manuscript for a new book summarizing his outreach over the past seven decades.