Cayuga Medical Center announced that an elderly patient passed away from COVID-19 earlier today. This is the first loss of a Tompkins County resident which Cayuga Medical Center has treated since the onset of COVID-19. The patient was considered high-risk and was 95-years old.
“It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of a 95-year old patient at Cayuga Medical Center due to COVID-19,” stated Dr. Martin Stallone, CEO, Cayuga Health System. “Our hearts go out to the patient’s family during this difficult time. I would also like to recognize the dedication of our Cayuga Health team that continue to treat all COVID-19 patients. They remain well prepared and committed to their calling and commitment of treating all patients, no matter what the diagnosis.”
The staff at Cayuga Medical Center and across Cayuga Health are well trained and have treated numerous COVID-19 patients since March. The Cayuga Health team has also conducted over 300,000 tests across the region and will continue to increase testing capabilities.
About Cayuga Health
Cayuga Health (CH) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,200 employees. CH is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences.
Contact: John Turner, Vice President, Public Relations