Dr Lorna M Breen, 49, medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, succumbed to self-inflicted injuries. She was on leave recovering from a bout with coronavirus.
Her father, also a physician, said that when he last spoke with her, she seemed detached, and he could tell something was wrong. She had described to him an onslaught of patients who were dying before they could even be taken out of ambulances.
Dr. Breen was a well respected and well-liked physician in the New York – Presbyterian hospital system.
"She tried to do her job and it killed her" said her father.