by Erin Elizabeth, Health Nut News:
The head of the emergency department at a Manhattan hospital committed suicide after spending days on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, her family said Monday.
Dr. Lorna Breen had been medical director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital amid the pandemic. Her father, Dr. Philip Breen told the New York Times of his physician daughter:
“She tried to do her job, and it killed her.”
The ER doctor, 49, was only the latest city healthcare worker to take her own life. Two days earlier, a Bronx EMT fatally shot himself with a gun belonging to his retired NYPD cop dad. Rookie paramedic John Mondello, 23, worked out of EMS Station 18 in The Bronx, which handles one of the biggest 911 call volumes in the city.