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Janine Paiste-Ponder Dies From Coronavirus While Working at Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center


Nurse Worked at Hospital for More Than 20 Years

Oakland, CA (July 17, 2020) – A nurse who worked at Sutter Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland has died from COVID-19. The veteran nurse died on July 17.

Doctors and nurses are mourning the death of Janine Paiste-Ponder, 59, who worked in the medical/surgical unit at Summit Medical Center in Oakland. She had worked at the hospital for more than 20 years.

While it’s unknown how Paiste-Ponder contracted the coronavirus, her coworkers say they are putting their own health and safety at risk every day and they aren’t given the proper personal protective equipment.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the friends and loved ones of Janine Paiste-Ponder.

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