Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Former President Gerald Ford Hospitalized

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford, 92, was hospitalized for tests, his spokesperson said in a statement.
President Gerald Ford
President Ford was admitted to Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He is undergoing medical tests and will be released when they have been completed,” the statement said. Sources close to the family said Ford was admitted to the hospital for a series of tests after suffering from a bad cold. He was hospitalized simply as a matter of convenience to avoid multiple trips for testing, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Over the past few years, Ford has been hospitalized several times, and has had knee and hip problems.