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Actor Jason Priestley Is Transferred
to Methodist Hospital

By Tammy J. Gay

 

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"Priestley's condition has improved and stabilized to the point where a transfer can be made safely."

-- Stephan Stapczynski, M.D., chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, UK College of Medicine

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Aug. 12, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Jason Priestley, a patient at the University of Kentucky Hospital, was transferred at approximately 3:40 p.m. EDT to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Priestley had made previous arrangements in case of an accident to be transferred to Methodist Hospital and be treated by Methodist Hospital physicians who have treated other Indy Racing League drivers such as Davey Hamilton and Scott Goodyear.

"Priestley's condition has improved and stabilized to the point where a transfer can be made safely," said Stephan Stapczynski, M.D., chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

Indianapolis is a more convenient location for him and his family because his racing team, Kelley Racing, is based in Indianapolis, he has a support network and plans to rehabilitate there.

Priestley's family and friends wish to thank everyone at the University of Kentucky Hospital for the outstanding treatment of Priestley and his group.


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