Former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge released from hospital

WASHINGTON — Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania, continues to recover from a stroke earlier this month.

Ridge, 75, is headed to a rehabilitation facility in the Washington D.C. area after the stroke on June 16. He was released from the hospital on June 27.

Ridge was the 43rd governor of Pennsylvania and the country’s first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security.

His wife, Michele, shared the following statement:

“Tom wants everyone to know how much he appreciates all those who have reached out to offer their prayers, words of encouragement and love. It means so much to all of us. Tom hasn’t lost his sense of humor nor his determination as he begins this important therapy.”