Saint Thomas ICU nurse dies from COVID-19

Posted at 3:09 PM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 16:30:07-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Saint Thomas ICU nurse has died from COVID-19.

Gary Woodward was the ICU team leader at Ascension Saint Thomas West Hospital. With no pre-existing health conditions, Woodward's time in critical care and on a ventilator for the virus was his first time as an overnight patient, according to his family.

Ascension Saint. Thomas West President and CEO Fahad Tahir released the following statement in the wake of Woodward's death:

“For those of you who did not have the honor of knowing Gary, he was something fierce and a true embodiment of our Mission at Ascension Saint Thomas. As witnessed in his dedication to his calling since the beginning of this pandemic, Gary’s love for his patients was remarkable and inspiring. We are truly better for having Gary as part of our Ascension Saint Thomas family."