Coronavirus News: Nurse at hospital in Staten Island dies from COVID-19

STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Mary Ellen Porter, a nurse who worked at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, has died due to coronavirus.

The hospital issued a statement on Thursday regarding the loss of their colleague.

"Mary Ellen personified the level of commitment and compassion that we strive for every day at Richmond University Medical Center," the hospital said. "She was a dedicated nursing professional in our hospital for many years and she made a lasting impact on the lives of thousands of her colleagues and patients during her time with RUMC. While her guiding hand, humor and everyday presence will be sorely missed, her memory will live on in our hearts and minds forever. We extend our deepest condolences and sincerest prayers to Mary Ellen's family."


Where are the testing centers

See how our communities are making a difference
Free educational resources for parents and children
How you can help victims of coronavirus

Coronavirus news and live updates in New York
Coronavirus news and live updates in New Jersey

Coronavirus news and live updates in Connecticut
New York City updates
Long Island updates

How coronavirus is leaving ghost towns in its path
Coronavirus prevention: how clean are your hands?

Social distancing: What is it and how does it stop the spread of coronavirus?
Coronavirus closures and cancelations
Coronavirus tips: What Americans need to know

Related Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on coronavirus
Copyright © 2021 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.