(September 7, 2011) Marlene Musante, through Town Hall, is issuing the following
statement with regard to John’s condition, following his accident Tuesday morning:
? John has been and remains in stable condition, and he is continuing to improve. His
physicians have never assessed his condition as “critical” and reports to the contrary
? John is being cared for in Baystate Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit. He would
have been in the Intermediate Care Unit if there had been a bed available. These
units provide the frequency of nursing care for the monitoring he requires.
? It is understandable in such a circumstance that people will speculate on how this
accident occurred, but the cause is unknown. In particular, our beloved dog may
have had nothing to do with John’s fall, but he certainly was instrumental in John
being identified and assisted.
? John and our whole family are grateful for the enormous outpouring of prayers, good
wishes and offers of assistance we have received. It is such a comfort to have the
support of friends, co-workers and the community in a difficult time like this. Thank
you all very much.
When there is more information to provide, additional statements will be issued.