Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar was hospitalized with diverticulitis for a second time since Sunday, the department said. PHOTO: MARIO RUIZ/EFE/ZUMA PRESS
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar was hospitalized with diverticulitis for a second time since Sunday, the department said. PHOTO: MARIO RUIZ/EFE/ZUMA PRESS

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar has been admitted to a hospital for diverticulitis for the second time in recent days, but he remains in contact with his department’s leadership and the White House, according to a statement released Wednesday.

Mr. Azar was first hospitalized Sunday night following a “minor infection” for observation and intravenous antibiotics “out of an abundance of caution,” HHS said Sunday. He was discharged Monday from St. Vincent hospital in Indianapolis.

“I’m grateful for the incredible doctors & nurses who provided me with excellent care during my one-night stay at @StVincentIN,” Mr. Azar tweeted Monday. “Also thankful for my wife, who insisted that I call my primary care doctor when I wasn’t feeling well. Glad to be back at work for the American people.”

On Wednesday, the department said he was readmitted for additional treatment and observation on the recommendation of his doctor.

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SOURCE: Stephanie Armour
The Wall Street Journal

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