Charleston — On behalf of the family of Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper, “Kent underwent quadruple bypass surgery this morning at CAMC Memorial Hospital. “According to his doctors, the surgery went well, and he is in recovery. He is receiving excellent care from CAMC. We ask that you respect his privacy and our privacy at this time as he continues to recover.”
Commissioner Lance Wheeler said, “My thoughts are with Commissioner Kent Carper and his family during this time. I have been told Commissioner Carper is doing well, and his surgery was a success. All of the Kanawha County elected officials and staff will continue to wish him the best during his speedy recovery.”
Commissioner Ben Salango added, “I’m relieved to hear that my friend and colleague, Commission President Carper, is recovering from a successful open-heart surgery. My sincerest thanks to the medical teams at Thomas Memorial Hospital and Charleston Area Medical Center for taking care of him.”
Charleston – The Kanawha County Commission has issued the following statement regarding Commission President Kent Carper: “Commission President Carper is at Charleston Area Medical Center dealing with personal health issues. Commissioner Carper said, ‘Doctors have assured me a positive outcome. I chose CAMC because I have the utmost faith in their ability.’
Commissioners Ben Salango and Lance Wheeler added, “Our thoughts are with Kent and his family during this time. We would like to wish him a speedy recovery and ask to give him and his family privacy at this time.”
This is a developing story that will be updated as events warrant.