Transplant patient in good condition
By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Chambersburg
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 20-year-old Waynesboro woman who had a heart and lung transplant on Dec. 23 at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was moved Monday from the cardiac intensive care unit to a regular patient floor, according to hospital spokeswoman Sarah Jarvis.
Sara Henke was listed in good condition at the hospital Monday afternoon and the transfer is a sign she's improving, Jarvis said.
The next three months are critical for Henke, since she is at highest risk for rejecting the organs during that time, said Dr. Nancy Bridges, Henke's cardiologist and medical director of the hospital's thoracic organ transplant program.