Brittany Bruner-Ringo Dies From COVID-19 at Silverado Beverly Place
Nurse Was Forced to Admit Sick Patient in Los Angeles Facility
Los Angeles, CA (April 20, 2020) – A nurse died from COVID-19 after her employer forced her to admit a sick patient. The woman died on April 20 after contracting coronavirus from a patient at Silverado Beverly Place in Los Angeles.
Brittany Bruner-Ringo, 32, worked as a nurse at Silverado Beverly Place, an upscale dementia care center. On March 19, she was forced to admit a patient who had flown in from New York City – the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak. The man had arrived ill and Bruner-Ringo told her supervisors he should not enter the facility. They ignored her suggestion.
By the next day, the patient was very ill. The man was diagnosed with COVID-19. At least 63 residents and employees contracted the virus. Nine have died. Bruner-Ringo was one of the victims. She died on April 20. Silverado Beverly Place defended the decision to admit the patient, as he allegedly had a pressing need for care.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Brittany Bruner-Ringo.