Died: April 4, 2020 Flint, Michigan, US
Profession: Registered Nurse (ICU)
FLINT (WJRT) (4/6/2020) – McLaren Flint has confirmed a registered nurse from the intensive care unit died over the weekend due to complications related to coronavirus.
Hospital officials sent their deepest sympathies to Patrick Cain’s family, friends and immediate coworkers during this incredibly difficult time.
“Frontline health care workers here in Genesee County and around the world are courageously battling coronavirus and helping many to recover,” said McLaren Flint President and CEO Chad Grant. “Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of caregivers everywhere, some patients will succumb to the virus throughout this pandemic.”
The hospital is providing behavioral health care and counseling to Cain’s coworkers.
“The loss of one of our own heroes is a tragic reminder of just how widespread the virus we are fighting has become,” Grant said. “Please continue to support and care for each other during these trying times.”
The Michigan Nurses Association is calling on McLaren to better protect its nurses during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Proposals have been made by unionized nurses at several locations, including Mount Pleasant, Lapeer and Lansing to get the protection they need so they can continue to protect the public.
The nurses are asking McLaren to sit down with them and collaboratively address the ways COVID-19 affects their work. The union says the corporation is obligated to do so – under federal labor law.Get updates from all sorts of things that matter to you