Confirming a weekend report in the Wall Street Journal that Steve Jobs underwent a liver transplant, Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute of Memphis, Tenn.,
According to James D. Eason, the program director and chief of transplantation at the institute, Jobs received the transplant because
The press release goes on to say that "Mr. Jobs is now recovering well and has an excellent prognosis."
The hospital did not confirm when the procedure took place. According to the original Journal report, Jobs received the transplant two months ago. Indeed, several sources have already reported that the Apple CEO is back at work, albeit on a part-time schedule.
Jobs first announced he was taking a leave of absence to deal with undisclosed health issues in January, and that he would return to work at the end of June.
This story, "Tennessee Hospital Confirms Jobs Liver Transplant" was originally published by Macworld.