HARRISBURG — Bishop Ronald W. Gainer, 66, will have hip replacement surgery Tuesday morning at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, the Diocese of Harrisburg announced today.
Gainer expects to be discharged from the hospital within a few days. He hopes to resume his normal schedule in approximately one month, following physical rehabilitation, the diocese reported.
Father Robert M. Gillelan Jr. will handle the normal administration of the diocese in the interim. Gillelan is vicar general of the diocese and has served as administrator during the time between the death of Bishop Joseph P. McFadden and the installation of Gainer.
The diocese said prayers for a successful operation and a speedy recovery are welcome.