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Family: Jones recovering after car crash, still in ICU after surgeries for broken bones

Idaho State Controller Donna Jones remains in the intensive care unit at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center after a one-car rollover over the holiday weekend, but her family reports that she is recovering after undergoing surgeries to repair broken bones. Here's a media advisory issued today by the Controller's office and the family:

Boise, Idaho – The family of Idaho State Controller Donna Jones reports she remains hospitalized at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center and has undergone surgeries to repair broken bones sustained in her automobile accident. Primarily due to the orthopedic nature of her injuries, her family noted that physicians are keeping Ms. Jones in the hospital’s intensive care unit for the time being. Based on Ms. Jones’ medical progress, her family continues to remain optimistic for a strong recovery.

“Although Donna was involved in a serious accident, her family has told me that she’s meeting the expected medical milestones, and on her way to recovery,” said Chief Deputy Controller Brandon Woolf. “They’ve also told me the seatbelt she wore saved her life.” 

Ms. Jones’ family expresses their appreciation for the superior care she’s received from the EMT personnel who first responded to her accident, as well as the care provided by the staff at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. They also appreciate the efforts the media and Donna’s many friends have taken to respect her privacy. 

Well wishers may send cards or flowers to the State Controller’s Office at 700 W. State Street, Boise, Idaho 83720. 

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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