Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, 66, had a hip replacement surgery this morning, August 5, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
Bishop Gainer expects to be discharged from the hospital within a few days. He hopes to resume his normal schedule in approximately one month, following physical rehabilitation.
Father Robert M. Gillelan, Jr. will handle the normal administration of the Diocese while Bishop Gainer is undergoing surgery and in the immediate time afterward. Father Gillelan is the Vicar General of the Diocese and has served as Administrator during the time between the death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden and the installation of Bishop Ronald W. Gainer.
Prayers for a speedy recovery are welcome.
The hip replacement surgery this morning preformed on Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, of the Diocese of Harrisburg was successful. The operation took place at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Richard Boal of the Orthopedic Institute of PA.
According to Dr. Boal, Bishop Gainer did great and he has been moved to the recovery room.
Prayers of thanksgiving for the successful operation and a speedy recovery are welcome.