“I’m very pleased to bring the news that the transfer of Gabby from the University Medical Center in Tucson to Memorial Hermann Hospital here went flawlessly,” Dr. Randall Friese of the UMC Trauma Center said at a Houston news conference.
While saying an assassin’s bullet “did damage some portions” of Giffords’ brain, Dr. John Holcomb of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center said Giffords is “doing great.”
“She could have been a lot worse,” Holcomb said. “This was a tangential gunshot wound. Fortunately, it didn’t go crosswise” through her brain, he said.