SALT LAKE CITY — The Huntsman Cancer Institute is mourning the loss of one of their own after a nurse died from complications due to COVID-19.
The center announced the death of Chiuying Chien on Monday, although she passed away on Dec. 22. She had been with the hospital as an Infusion Oncology Registered Nurse since 2012 and was "known as a no-nonsense, dedicate, and compassionate nurse."
"She held herself to a high standard, was hardworking, and often volunteered for holiday and overtime shifts. Chiuying was beloved and admired by her coworkers and patients. She leaves behind a husband and 10-year-old son. We send our love to her family and friends." the Huntsman Cancer Institute tweeted.
Officials did not say how long Chien had been sick with the coronavirus. The hospital did not provide information on whether Chien suffered from any other ailments.
The announcement of Chien's death comes as positive COVID-19 rates in Utah surge to among the worst in the country.
With heavy hearts, we share the news that HCI Infusion Center nurse Chiuying Chien passed away from complications due to COVID-19. Chiuying had been a member of the HCI family since 2012. She was known as a no-nonsense, dedicated, and compassionate nurse. pic.twitter.com/8dXmbJdOJY— Huntsman Cancer Inst (@huntsmancancer) January 11, 2021