Florida medical examiner releases cause of death for Louisville COVID_freckle removal nz

时间:2022-08-11 03:23:07来源: 作者:
Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal·3 min read
Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage oversaw Louisville's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage oversaw Louisville's COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage, a former associate medical director of the Louisville Health Department, died from heart disease.

The finding by the Orlando Medical Examiner's office comes three months after Hartlage's unexpected death while at a medical conference in Florida.

Hartlage, 36, also suffered from granulomatous lung disease, a condition which affects the body's ability to fight infection and contributed to the death, according to the medical examiner's report.

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An autopsy found significant narrowing of the coronary arteries. Hartlage's death was classified as "natural," the report said.

Her unexpected death shocked the Louisville health community where Hartlage had become the public face of the campaign against COVID-19, helping set up the LouVax drive-thru vaccine site and appearing regularly at weekly press briefings with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Her colleagues continue to mourn her death but appreciate her many contributions to public health, said Dr. Jeff Howard, Louisville's interim health department director.

Howard praised Hartlage as "one of the city's top leaders during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic," leading thousands of volunteers and helping to build local reponse efforts "from the ground up."

"This loss is felt many magnitudes greater by her family," Howard said. "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them, and it is our hope that everyone will provide her family and friends respect and privacy while they continue to grieve her loss."

Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage oversaw the COVID-19 vaccine rollout throughout the city, including at the American World Center in South Louisville, shown here.
Dr. SarahBeth Hartlage oversaw the COVID-19 vaccine rollout throughout the city, including at the American World Center in South Louisville, shown here.

Fischer in March praised Hartlage's tireless work to make COVID-19 vaccines available.

She "took command of an amazing team of city workers and volunteers to vaccinate tens of thousands of people in a previously unthinkably short amount of time, while also working to ensure vaccines are being distributed equitably throughout the community and communicating facts about their safety in relatable ways to non-medical professionals," Fischer said.

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