The doctor treating coronavirus (COVID-19) patients, New York ER Director Dr. Lorna M. Breen, died by suicide on Sunday (Apr 26).
Dr. Philip C. Breen, stated that his daughter, a medical director of the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, passed away in the family home.
Breen’s father says that his daughter contracted the virus, and ended up recovering after nearly two weeks. She then went back to work, but the hospital sent her home again, before he had her come down to Virginia. He says, “She tried to do her job, and it killed her. Make sure she’s praised as a hero, because she was. She was truly in the trenches of the front line. She’s a casualty just as much as anyone else who has died.”
Releasing a statement on the loss of an employee, Dr. Angela Mills, head of emergency medical services at multiple NewYork-Presbyterian campuses, says, “A death presents us with many questions that we may not be able to answer.” Included in that, is the cause of death that has to be revealed.