Hospital Administrator Has Liver Transplant

Promising news about the condition of Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital administrator Tim Hayward. He has received a new liver and it's working. A picture was taken of Hayward at Houston's Methodist Hospital just hours before undergoing the transplant. It shows him smiling. The surgery started around 4:30 Thursday morning and by 8:00 the organ was functioning.

Hayward will remain in Houston for about a month, but promises to conduct administrative business from his hospital room as soon as he can. His family is grateful for all the prayers and support they've received during this trying time.

Updates from his family on his condition can be read at