Timeline of Boston Mayor Menino's Health Issues - NECN

Timeline of Boston Mayor Menino's Health Issues



    Tom Menino recently announced he would not seek re-election after an extended stay in the hospital (Published Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014)

    (NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) - Mayor Tom Menino has had his share of health scares in his tenure as the CEO of the city of Boston.

    Over his two decades as mayor he’s had to be hospitalized for kidney stones, Crohn’s disease, knee surgeries and skin infections.

    While these ailments have sidelined him in the past, they generally didn’t slow him down from being the hands-on mayor he’s always been.

    But after an anniversary trip to Italy with his wife last October, the mayor has dealt with much more serious health concerns, that eventually led to his decision to not run for a sixth term.

    OCTOBER 2012 - Mayor Menino was admitted to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with an upper respiratory infection and a blood clot that traveled from his leg to his lung.

    During his hospital stay, he suffered a compression fracture in his spine.

    NOVEMBER 2012 - The mayor was in the hospital for a month before being transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in November.

    At that time, it was announced he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

    DECEMBER 2012 - Mayor Menino spent another month at Spaulding doing rehab for his back before being released to the Parkman House just before Christmas.

    MARCH 2012 - It wasn’t until March that he moved back to his Hyde Park home, and then late last month announced he would not seek re-election.

    APRIL 2012 - This latest injury - a broken fibula - may keep him from making the most of his last nine months in office, at least for a little while, as he recuperates here at Brigham and Women’s.