George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized George H.W. Bush remains hospitalized FILE - In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. Former President Bush has been hospitalized for about a week in Houston for treatment of a lingering cough. Bushs chief of staff, Jean Becker, says the 88-year-old former president is being treated for bronchitis at Houstons Methodist Hospital and is expected to be released by the weekend. He was admitted Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) Associated Press Dec. 04, 2012 Comments HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is improving but remains in a Houston hospital for treatment of a stubborn bronchitis-related cough. Methodist Hospital spokesman George Kovacik said Tuesday the 88-year-old former president had a good day Monday but doctors are being “extra cautious and are in no hurry to send him home.” He’s listed in stable condition. Bush has been in the hospital since the day after Thanksgiving. The same illness put him in the hospital for about week in early November. It’s described as not life-threatening but painful when the ex-president coughs. Bush and his wife, Barbara, live in Houston during the winter. They spend summers at their home in Kennebunkport, Maine.