Tornado patient discharged

Jim Douglas is pictured with staff at Mercy Health-Lourdes Hospital before being discharged on Jan. 5. Rescue teams pulled Douglas from the debris of the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory that collapsed following the devastating tornado that came through Mayfield on Dec. 10. He had been a patient of the hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation unit for more than two weeks as he worked to regain movement in his legs and one arm. Staff said he made tremendous progress, helped in no small part by his positive attitude. He will continue outpatient physical therapy closer to home.